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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 1998.004
Description 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.
Border: None.
Attachment: N/A
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.
People Butler, Benjamin Franklin
Goodwin, John Abbot
Search Terms Fort Jackson
Subjects surrenders