Piece of national flag volunteer from Mexico, in envelope

Object Number: 
242
Date: 
ca. 1846
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 3 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: in ink on accompanying note: "No. 1. Piece of the National Flag, brot/ Home by the volunteers from Mexico./No. 2. The Regimental or State Flag.".
Description: 
Fragment of silk United States flag, consisting of part of one white star hand-stitched to blue background.
Gallery Label: 
This flag fragment was brought home by volunteers serving in the Mexican War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group