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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.02.00165
Date 1861
Description Pattern: First National flag; cotton, wool, silk. Motto in white cotton tape, "Victory or Death/Fla". Conserved.
Stars: Eight white silk 5-point stars.
Border: 1/2" silk on all four sides.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Hand-stitched.
Material textile (cotton, wool, silk)
Dimensions H-29.25 W-52 inches
Owned Walter R. Moore
Owner Regiment 2nd Florida Infantry, Co. C, "Columbia Rifles"
Made Samuel Lewis Moore [?]
Provenance Flag of the 2nd Florida Infantry, Co. C, "Columbia Rifles". Presented to the Columbia Rifles, May 1861 in Lake City, Florida. According to the donor, "Under this flag was captured the first United States flag that was taken during the war on the high seas; it was when Confederates made that raid off Cedar Keys, and captured Lt. Seldon (schooner Fanny) of the US Navy and several prizes." Later donated by Capt. Walter R. Moore.

Presentation address/letter by Mrs. E. A. Mitchel located in the Museum library [SWC-MITC], in Box 3 of the Southern Women's Collections.
People Moore, Walter R.
Mitchel, E. A., Mrs.
Subjects women
civilians