Civil War Pennsylvania 53rd Regiment Pieced and Gilt-stenciled Silk American Flag, c. 1864, likely a camp flag, with a hand-stitched field composed of seven red and six white stripes, the central red stripe with the gilt inscription "53D. PA.," the blue canton ornamented with thirty-four gilt-stenciled stars, the inner sleeve reinforced with linen, Provenance: From Captain Archibald F. Jones, (b. January 7, 1824, d. March 8, 1879.
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Flag of the Brown Mountain Boys from west-central Stokes County. Part of the Second Battalion North Carolina Infantry, the Brown Mountain boys landed on Roanoke Island on the morning of February 8, 1862, just in time to become part of the Confederate surrender to Federal forces. The flag was taken and kept as a souvenir by a member of the Twenty-seventh Massachusetts until its purchase by the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Inc. in 1987.
Rare Pattern Character Laden 32-Star American Flag Captured at 1st Bull Run by Thomas Cawood, Co. K, 3d Tennessee Infantry (Mounted) CSA. Cawood served with the 3d Tennessee until his discharge in 1864 and was present at 1st Bull Run. The flag is 43" on the hoist and 57" on the fly, constructed entirely by hand of cotton, exhibiting several different weaves. Thirty one 1¾" cotton stars with the large central star measuring 6" from tip to tip, the canton being 22½" x 24". (Continued in…