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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.05.00054
Description Pattern: First National flag; cotton, silk.
Stars: Eleven total; ten 6-pointed stars, one 5-pointed star.
Border: None.
Attachment: 2 3/4-inch sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (cotton, silk)
Dimensions H-44.5 W-68.5 inches
Owned David Porter Heap
Event Red River Campaign
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit, Confederate States Army. Captured at Red River, Louisiana, April 1864.

A Confederate (First) flag captured in Louisiana presumably during the Red River Expedition by Major David Porter Heap, U. S. A. when he was serving as an aid and Secretary on the staff of his cousin, Rear Admiral David D. Porter."
People Heap, David Porter
Search Terms items captured by Union soldiers
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
United States Navy
Subjects navies