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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.10.00315
Description Pattern: N/A; flag fragment; reddish wool bunting, with single piece of gold metal fringe.
Stars: None.
Border: None.
Attachment: None.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material wool
Dimensions W-0.25 L-1.5 inches
Owned William Bridges
Provenance Fragments of a flag from Fort Sumter, South Carolina. Presented by Col. Young, commanding Fort Sumter, to Capt. William Bridges during his visit to the Fort, in company with Col. David Harris, Chief Engineers Dept. SC.

"A piece of the battle flag that floated over Fort Sumter, SC, during the long bombardment by the Federal forces. It was presented to Capt. ___ commanding company ___, South Carolina…by Colonel Elliot, comdg. Fort Sumter on the occasion of a night visit to the Fort, Sept. 1863, in company with Genl. David Harris, engineer in chief of the Dept. of SC, FL, and GA, and Captain Young, of Gen. Robert E. Lee's staff."
People Young, Colonel
Bridges, William M.
Harris, David Bullock
Elliot, Colonel
Subjects Engineering