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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.00.00109
Date 1861
Description Pattern: N/A flag; blue field; silk. Oil painted central seal. Signed "J.O. Belknap". Obverse: Unit designation; riverboat scene. Reverse: Ocean scene; scroll inscribed "Alabama"'; motto in gold paint, "States Rights".
Stars: One large star outline in gold paint on both sides.
Border: Gold metallic fringe on 3 sides.
Attachment: Unknown.
Unit Designation: "Wilcox Dragoons" in oil paint on obverse.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk); paint (oil)
Dimensions H-43 W-55 inches
Owned Samuel Calvin Cook
Owner Regiment 3rd Alabama Cavalry, Co. C, "Wilcox Dragoons"
Made J. O. Belknap, Mobile, Alabama (signed seal)
Provenance Presentation flag of 3rd Alabama Cavalry, Co. C, "Wilcox Dragoons," the first cavalry company organized from Wilcox County, Alabama.

According to research done by a genealogist, Samuel Calvin Cook was chosen by the other member of his company to receive the flag of the Wilcox Dragoons when it was formally presented to the company by the ladies of Camden who made it. Mr. J. O. Belknap of Mobile was commissioned to do an oil painted scene in the center of both sides.
People Cook, Samuel Calvin
unidentified women of Camden County, Alabama
Belknap, J. O.
Subjects women