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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.02.00159
Date 1861
Description Pattern: N/A flag; blue field, white appliqué central seal with cotton boll and flower blossom (believed hibiscus) design; cotton, silk. Blue silk cord and tassels. Motto in white applique, "Any Fate But Submission". Conserved.
Stars: Seven white polished cotton 5-pointed stars; date of first seven states' secession written inside each star (from left to right: "Feb. 1 1861."; "Jan. 11 1861."; "Jan. 9 1861."; "Dec. 20 1860."; "Jan. 10 1861."; "Jan. 19 1861."; and "Jan 26 1861".
Border: 1/2 inch blue silk on 4 sides.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: In black ink, "FLORIDA INDEPENDENT BLUES / Organized July 15th 1854".
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (cotton)
Dimensions H-45.5 W-70 inches
Owned John Lott Phillips
Owner Regiment 3rd Florida Infantry, Co. B, "Florida Independent Blues"
Made Emma Westcott, St. Augustine, Florida, CSA
Provenance Flag of the 3rd Florida Infantry, Co. B, "Florida Independent Blues". Presented to the unit by the Ladies of St. Augustine, Florida, 1861. Flag of the Florida Independent Blues of St. Augustine, Florida. This company fought with the Army of Tennessee. Flag was carried by Captain John Lott Phillips, made by Miss Emma Westcott, assisted by Miss Anna Dummett, Miss Mary Louise Dunham, Mrs. M. D. (Dunham) Taylor, Mrs. M. L. Abbott, Miss Lucy Abbott, Mrs. Judge Smith (mother of Kirby Smith), Mrs. Cooper Gibbs, and Mrs. Laura C. Gibbs.

The first seven seceding states, and their dates of secession (which are written on this flag): South Carolina, December 20, 1860; Mississippi,January 9, 1861; Florida, January 10, 1861; Alabama, January 11, 1861; Georgia, January 19, 1861; Louisiana, January 26, 1861; and Texas, February 1, 1861.
People unidentified women of St. Augustine, Florida
Phillips, John Lott
Westcott, Emma
Dummett, Anna
Dunham, Mary Louise
Taylor, M. D., Mrs.
Abbott, M. L., Mrs.
Abbott, Lucy
Smith, Frances Kirby [Mrs. Joseph]
Gibbs, Cooper, Mrs.
Gibbs, Laura C.
Subjects women
civilians