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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 008
Description Pattern: First National flag; cotton. Motto stenciled in black ink on white cloth: "Citizen Soldiers the Best Defenders of Our Homes".
Stars: 11 white cotton, 5-pointed; center star is larger than other 10.
Border: None.
Attachment: N/A (hoist torn away).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (cotton)
Dimensions H-33 W-73.5 inches
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit.

"Confederate flag Stars & Bars 'Citizen Soldiers the Best Defenders of our homes' " (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)