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Object Name: American flag
Date: 1861-1862
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Medium: Wool, cotton, linen, metal grommets
Dimensions: Overall: 50 x 112 in. ( 127 x 284.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Wool machine-sewn U.S. flag with thirty-four white cotton stars applied to both sides of the canton (four rows of seven stars divided by a row of six stars); thirteen red and white stripes; linen hoist with metal grommets at each end.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Harold Riker Applegate
Object Number: 1940.877
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Marks: printed: on hoist: "J B Sewing Co MAKER/ 28 Cortland St. N Y"

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This U.S. flag was flown by the 71st Regiment at the second battle of Bull Run. It was carried by a man who served as a substitute for John D. Brassington. The flag was drawn for by his heirs and won by his daughter Mary E. Applegate, March 16, 1911.


"It's a Grand Old Flag," New-York Historical Society, June 28-September 11, 2005.