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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 1962.003
Description Pattern: US National flag; wool.
Stars: 34 white (believed wool), 5-pointed.
Border: white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Believed grommets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool)
Dimensions H-110 W-155 inches
Owned George Shepley
Owner Regiment USA
Made Ladies of Maine
Event evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Provenance US National flag (1861-1863). Made by the Ladies of Maine for Gen. George Shepley, USA early in the war and flown over occupied New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1862. Said to be first US flag raised over the State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia, April 1865, by Federal occupation troops, following the evacuation of the city.
People Shepley, George
unidentified women
Search Terms Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Occupation of Richmond
Occupation of New Orleans
Richmond, Virginia
Virginia State Capitol
Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
Subjects women
Occupations, Military