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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.06.00084
Date 1861
Description Pattern: Miniature First National flag; silk.
Stars: Seven (of unknown number of originals); 5-pointed, gold paper.
Border: None.
Attachment: On flagstaff.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk); paper
Dimensions H-3 W-5 inches
Owned P. G. T. Beauregard; Jane Claudia Johnson (Mrs. Bradley T. Johnson)
Provenance Miniature flag.

"In 1861 there was much discussion as to what design should be adopted for the National Flag of the Confederate State & it was the custom for partisans of a design to wear it in their hats or elsewhere on their person. Gen. P. T. Beauregard was a partisan of the Stars & Bars & on his way to the Army before Bull Run was wearing this little flag in his hat. On the same train with him was Mrs. Bradley T. Johnson who was returning from native state of North Carolina, where she had personally appeared before the Governor & State legislature to get help from them to equip the First Maryland Regt. Who was without uniforms, having cast their lot with the Confederacy & having left their homes & all re-so? Behind them. Mrs. Johnson's success caused a great deal of talk in the Army. Gen. Beauregard called on her in her car, to offer her his congratulations & praised her for success on her mission. He took the flag from his hat & presented it to her with a graceful speech. Presented by Mrs. Bradley S. Johnson."
People Johnson, Jane Claudia Saunders [Mrs. Bradley T.]
Saunders, Jane Claudia
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (P. G. T.)
Subjects women
civilians