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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.09.00175
Description Pattern: First National flag (reverse); N/A (obverse); silk. Obverse: Gold brocade field with presentation history inscription and unit name in gold paint. Reverse: First National; Latin motto in gold paint, "Aut Vincere Aut Mori"
Stars: Eleven total (10 small stars, 1 large star), in gold paint.
Border: Gold silk fringe on 3 sides, hoist edge is missing.
Attachment: N/A (none remaining).
Unit Designation: "O. K. Boys" in gold paint on obverse.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk); paint
Dimensions H-36 W-48 inches
Owned John A. Andrew
Owner Regiment 31st North Carolina Infantry, Co. B, "O. K. Boys"
Made Tempie Liles
Event Battle of Roanoke Island
Provenance Flag of the 31st North Carolina Infantry, Co. B, "O. K. Boys". Made by Tempie Liles and presented to the unit by the Ladies of Anson County, North Carolina. Captured at Roanoke Island, North Carolina by the 21st Massachusetts Infantry and sent to Massachusetts governor, John A. Andrew, as a war trophy.
People Liles, Tempie
Andrew, John A.
Search Terms Battle of Roanoke Island
items captured by Union soldiers
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken by Union soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
United States Army
Subjects women
civilians