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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.04.00108
Date 1861
Description Pattern: First National flag; silk.
Stars: Fifteen white silk 5-point stars; 8 large and 7 small, arranged in double wreath; outlined in linen-and-cotton tape.
Border: White silk fringe on 3 sides; 1/2 inch white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: Embroidered in blue thread, "ALEXANDER GUARDS."
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Hand-stitched.
Material textile (silk, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-80 inches
Owner Regiment 1st Kentucky Infantry, Co. E, "Alexander Guard"
Made unidentified women of Fulton, Kentucky, USA
Provenance Flag of the 1st Kentucky Infantry, Co. E, "Alexander Guard". Made by the women of Fulton, on the Tennessee/Kentucky border, and presented to unit by Nancy "Nannie" Wilson, May 1861 in Moscow, Kentucky.
People Wilson, Nancy (Nannie)
Atkins, Nancy (Nannie) Wilson [Mrs. James B.]
unidentified women of Fulton, Kentucky
Subjects women