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Object Name FLAG FINIAL
Catalog Number 0985.06.00097
Description Brass finial with pierced ferrule and cross elements just below the pointed tip. Metal spike / cross finial variant.
Material Brass
Owned Arnold Elzey ; J. T. Alexander
Provenance Flag finial from the staff of a flag presented to Captain Arnold Elzey by the Ladies of Baltimore, when Elzey's company left to join the Confederate army. When Capt. Elzey was wounded, he was taken to the house of Capt. J. T. Alexander in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, where his wife was a refugee, at which time Elzey presented the finial to Alexander.
People unidentified women of Baltimore, Maryland
Elzey (Jones), Arnold
Elzey (Jones), Ellen Irwin [Mrs. Arnold]
Irwin, Ellen
Alexander, J. T.
Subjects refugees
women
civilians