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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.04.00095
Description Pattern: First National flag; silk, cotton, silk fringe, paper.
Stars: Ten remaining (of original eleven) gold painted on paper, 5-pointed.
Border: 5 inches gold silk fringe on 3 sides.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: Gold paint on paper, "6TH REGIMENT KENTUCKY VOL."
Battle Honors: Remnants of battle honors in silver paint on paper, "SHILOH.", "VICKSBURG." and "BATON ROUGE."
Material textile (silk, cotton); paper
Dimensions H-49 W-65 inches
Owner Regiment 6th Kentucky Infantry
Made unidentified women of Huntsville, Alabama, CSA (tentative)
Event Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Provenance Flag of the 6th Kentucky Infantry. Presented to the unit by the Ladies of Huntsville, Alabama, February 1862. Possibly made by them as well. Believed carried from the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 1862 until December 1862.
People unidentified women of Huntsville, Alabama
Search Terms Huntsville, Alabama
Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Subjects women
civilians