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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.08.00047
Date 1862
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia flag; silk. Variant: rectangular field, no edging on cross. Double-sided.
Stars: Thirteen white silk, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 1/2 inches gold metallic fringe on 3 sides.
Attachment: Tacked/nailed across top. Narrow sleeve on hoist edge may have served as original method of hoist.
Unit Designation: "Guibor's Battery" in gold paint on white crescent moon near upper edge, on both sides.
Battle Honors: In gold paint, on both sides, "Carthage", "Dry Wood", "Elk Horn", "Oak Hill", "Lexington", "Corinth".
Material textile (silk)
Dimensions H-48 W-59 inches
Owner Regiment "Guibor's Battery" (Capt. Henry Guibor) Missouri Light Artillery
Made unidentified women of St. Louis, Missouri
Event Siege of Vicksburg
Provenance Flag of "Guibor's Battery" (Capt. Henry Guibor) Missouri Light Artillery. Made by the Ladies of St. Louis, Missouri, 1862. Presented to the unit in January 1863 and carried until the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 1863.
People unidentified women of St. Louis, Missouri
Search Terms Siege of Vicksburg
Vicksburg Campaign
Subjects women
civilians
Surrenders