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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.05.00139
Description Pattern: Army of Tennessee battle flag; wool, cotton. Crossed cannons in white applique. Conserved.
Stars: Eleven remaining (of original thirteen) white cotton 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: White applique. "13th / LA"
Battle Honors: White applique, "CHICKAM[AUGA.]", "SHILOH.", "PERRYVILLE.", "FARMINGTON.", and "MURFREESBO[RO.]"
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-36 W-44 inches
Owned Francis Lightfoot Lee Campbell
Owner Regiment 13th Louisiana Infantry
Made probably Augusta Depot, Augusta, Georgia, CSA
Provenance Flag of the 13th Louisiana Infantry. Concealed by Col. Francis Lightfoot Lee Campbell to avoid capture in Alabama, May 1865 and brought home after the war.

Jacob Platt of Augusta was the contractor who supplied these Augusta Depot battle flags in early 1864 (based upon surviving requisitions and telegrams).
People Campbell, Francis Lightfoot Lee
Platt, Jacob
Search Terms items hidden from Union soldiers