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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.04.00086
Description 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.
Border: None.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Hand-stitched.
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.
People unidentified women of Paris, Kentucky
McCoy, Maggie Brant
Bedford, Harry
Subjects Medical equipment & supplies
Medical care
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries