|Catalog Number||WD 477|
Pattern: Naval Signal flag, "Preparatory"; pennant; white field with three blue alternating vertical bars; cotton. "Preparatory" stenciled in black ink on hoist edge border.
Border: 1 1/2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Rope and toggle.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Dimensions||H-53 W-100 inches|
|Owner Regiment||CSS Jackson [CSS Muscogee]|
Naval signal flag, "Preparatory". Taken from the Confederate gunboat Jackson [AKA Muscogee] on the Chattahoochee River, Georgia, May 1865. [Formerly identified as: From Gunboat Jackson "Preparatory" Charleston, SC Feb. 1865]
"Rebel Signal Flag 'Preparatory' " (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Confederate States Navy