Pattern: First National flag; silk. Conserved.
Stars: Eleven white silk, 5-pointed; forming a Latin cross (Kentucky Orphan Brigade style).
Attachment: Silk cords with tassels.
Unit Designation: Embroidered,"C G" in gold silk embroidery thread.
Battle Honors: None.
|Dimensions||H-45 W-66 inches|
|Owned||Thomas H. Hunt; Mrs. B. J. Adams|
|Owner Regiment||5th and 9th Kentucky Infantry "Citizen's Guard"|
|Made||Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
|Provenance||Flag of the 5th, later 9th Kentucky Infantry, "Citizen's Guard" (also Headquarters, Thomas H. Hunt). Presented to the unit by Mrs. B. J. Adams of Louisville, KY, and used as Col. Thomas H. Hunt's Headquarters flag. At the end of the war, this flag was brought through the lines sewed in a soldier's coat, and returned to Mrs. Adams. During a Confederate reunion in Richmond, veterans of the regiment reunited for the first time in years beneath this flag.|
Adams, B. J., Mrs.
Hunt, Thomas H.
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