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Fragment of Confederate secession flag flown at Fort Sumter

Object Number: 
INV.12237
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 in. ( 5.7 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
pencil inscription: on card accompanying fragment: "A piece of the/Secession Flag taken from/defended in/Fort Sumpter (sic)/at the time of/the bombardment" pencil inscription: on envelope containing fragment: "Piece of Secession flag at/Ft. Sumpter (sic)
Description: 
Rectangular blue wool fragment from the Confederate flag flown at Fort Sumter.
Gallery Label: 
This fragment is from the Confederate flag which was flown over Fort Sumter, in Charleston harbor, after the Confederates attacked the federal garrison there on April 12, 1861.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Esther Karst, 1943
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group