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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.10.00011
Date ca. 1861
Description Pattern: South Carolina state flag; silk. Obverse: South Carolina state seal; Latin motto in gold paint, "Animas Opibusque Pariti Dum Spiro Spero Spes" ["Prepared in mind and resources" and "While I breathe, I hope"]. Reverse: Crossed cannons and unit designation in gold paint; motto in gold paint, "God Will Defend the Right".
Stars: None.
Border: 2 inches gold metallic fringe originally on 3 sides; 1/8-inch gold metallic cord border on 3 sides.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: "CHESTERFIELD ARTILLERY" in gold paint (reverse).
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk); paint
Dimensions H-36 W-37 inches
Owner Regiment "Chesterfield Artillery" (Maj. James C. Coit) South Carolina Light Artillery
Made unidentified women of South Carolina
Provenance Flag of the "Chesterfield Artillery" (Maj. James C. Coit) South Carolina Light Artillery. Made by a group of South Carolina ladies and presented to the unit.
People unidentified women of South Carolina
Subjects women
civilians