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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.10.00072a
Description Pattern: N/A; flag fragment; blue cotton or wool bunting from South Carolina state flag. Attached to cardboard.
Stars: None.
Border: None.
Attachment: None.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Dimensions H-0.625 W-3.5 inches
Owner Regiment Fragments of Flags that Flew over Fort Moultrie
Event Battle of Fort Sumter
Fort Moultrie
Provenance Piece of the South Carolina state flag that flew over Fort Moultrie during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, 1861.

The very first "official" SC state flag flew over The Customs House in Charleston January 31, 1861, but the Ft. Moultrie Flag was the first "official" state banner to be raised in ceremony a few days later.