Lot 229
Large 34-Star United States Civil War Flag, 1861-1863
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Linen construction, the stars appear to have been hand cut and sewn to the canton; each corner of the flag is re-enforced with a patch; the hoist with a faded inscription regarding measurements and pierced with two sturdy sewn holes for hanging.

6 ft. x 12.5 ft.

Private North Carolina Collection

The star count in the canton acknowledges the admission of Kansas to the Union on January 29, 1861. This flag would remain current until West Virginia's admittance on June 20, 1863.

Mellow age toning to the white elements; the blue and red areas remain bold as made; small scattered losses and repairs as expected. Overall a very good example of a large and important federal banner.

$1,000 - 2,000