Pattern: First National flag; wool, cotton. "Tilson" or "Jilson" written in faded ink on the heading near the top.
Stars: Seven white cotton, 5-pointed.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-62.5 W-95.25 inches|
|Owned||Benjamin F. Butler; John Abbot Goodwin|
|Provenance||Flag of an unidentified unit. Taken at the surrender of Fort Jackson, Louisiana, April 1862 by Gen. Benjamin F. Butler. Said to have been given to John Abbot Goodwin, Postmaster of Lowell, Massachusetts by Gen. Butler. Possibly a modified U.S. or signal flag.|
Butler, Benjamin Franklin
Goodwin, John Abbot