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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 477
Description Pattern: Naval Signal flag, "Preparatory"; pennant; white field with three blue alternating vertical bars; cotton. "Preparatory" stenciled in black ink on hoist edge border.
Stars: None.
Border: 1 1/2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Rope and toggle.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (cotton)
Dimensions H-53 W-100 inches
Owner Regiment CSS Jackson [CSS Muscogee]
Provenance 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)
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Subjects Navies
Signal flags