Confederate flag captured near Nashville, Tennessee


Confederate Artillery Flag captured near Nashville, Tennessee in 1864. The cotton flag has a blue field with 13 stars arranged in the form of an "X" to the left of three solid bars, alternating red and white. The flag bears an ink inscription: "Battery flag. Rebel. Captured by Andrew J. Sloan, Private, Co. H. 12th Iowa Infantry at the Battle of Brentwood Hills, near Nashville, December 16th, 1864". This object is part of the General Edward D. Townsend Collection of relics of the War of 1812, Mexican War, and Civil War. Townsend was the principal executive officer of the War Department during the American Civil War.

Associated Date: 1861 - 1862ca 1861 - 18651864 - 12 - 16

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Tennessee, Nashville-Davidson

Subject: ArmyCivil WarConfederacy


See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Military, Military


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.18967 [dup1]Catalog Number: 18967Accession Number: 62555

Object Name: FlagOther Terms: Flag; Military; CSA, Army; Guidon

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 1/2 in x 20 in; 34.29 cm x 50.8 cm


Record Id: nmah_439657

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