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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 533
Description Pattern: N/A flag; red field, white canton; cotton, silk. Motto in yellow embroidery, "Our Country & Our Rights".
Stars: Four white polished cotton, 8-pointed.
Border: 1/2-inch white silk tape and fringe on 3 sides, 1 inch blue cotton on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (cotton, silk)
Dimensions H-35.5 W-68 inches
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured during a raid on the Macon and Atlanta Railroad, Georgia, July 29, 1864 by Gen. Edward M. McCook's 1st Cavalry Division.

"Captured by the 1st Cav. Division, Department of the Cumberland, raid on Macon and Atlanta railroad, July 29th 1864. Inscribed: 'our Country and our rights' " (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

This flag design was one pattern considered as the Confederate National flag, following the (unsuccessful) adoption of the First National flag pattern. (See file for more information.)