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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.06.00128
Date 1861
Description Pattern: Miniature First National flag; silk.
Stars: Seven embroidered, yellow, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk)
Dimensions H-6 W-7 inches
Owned unidentified woman of Balimore, Maryland; unidentified Union officer
Made woman of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Provenance Miniature flag.

"In 1861 the Confederate flag was not allowed to be flown in the City of Baltimore Maryland. A woman in defiance of this order made a flag out of grosgrain ribbon and pinned it on her dress. She was arrested by a Union Officer (Rulon) and he took the flag from her as were his orders. Upon the death of the Union officer it fell into the hands of his brother Thos. D. Rulon, who kept it in his family Bible until his death, when he willed it to George Burton who presented it to Mrs. W. E. R. Byrne, and she to the Museum."
People unidentified woman of Baltimore, Maryland
Rulon, Thomas D.
Search Terms Baltimore, Maryland
items captured by Union soldiers
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
Subjects women