Pattern: Kentucky Orphan Brigade flag; blue silk, cotton. Obverse: red Latin cross surrounded by stars. Reverse: Motto in red appliqué, "ON TO VICTORY!" Conserved.
Stars: Fourteen white silk appliqué, 5-pointed.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (silk, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-36 W-46 inches|
|Owned||Maggie Brant McCoy|
|Owner Regiment||5th Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C|
|Made||unidentified women of Paris, Kentucky, USA|
|Provenance||Flag of the 5th Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C. Made by the Ladies of Paris, Kentucky, and presented to Capt. Harry Bedford by Mrs. Maggie Brant McCoy. When Capt. Bedford was wounded in Nelson Co., the flag was torn from the staff and used as a bandage. Mrs. Bedford made a most hazardous trip and visited her husband there. The surgeon in charge gave her the flag at that time.|
unidentified women of Paris, Kentucky
McCoy, Maggie Brant
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