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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.10.00307
Date 1861
Description Pattern: Miniature South Carolina state and First National flag. Obverse: White field, blue appliqué palmetto tree and crescent moon. Reverse: First National flag.
Stars: Seven 8-pointed stars (reverse).
Border: None.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.


Material textile (cotton)
Dimensions H-9.5 W-11.5 inches
Owned John Scott
Made unidentified woman of South Carolina
Provenance Miniature South Carolina state and First National flag. Made by a young lady in 1861 and given to John Scott, a Confederate soldier of Sumter, South Carolina.

This flag was probably presented to Scott by someone he knew in Sumter, possibly even a relative (possibly Octavia Harby Moses, who is known to have made flags in Sumter) before he left South Carolina in May 1861.
People Scott, John
unidentified woman
Subjects women
civilians