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    "Fragment of the Battle Flag of the 32d Mass. Infy Saved by C. E. Rahr, at Gettysburg, July 2d 1863 In the Wheatfield", is the Ink Calligraphy Legend that Surrounds This 2" X 3" Piece of Red Flag Silk. Christian E. Rahr, a native of Denmark served three months with the 5th Mass. Inf. From May 1, 1861 to July 31, 1861 including action at Bull Run. He then enlisted in the32d Mass. Inf. in February 1862 and served with the regiment through Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and numerous other battles. He was severely wounded at Petersburg and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in March of 1865. It is important to note that in June of 1863 Rahr was promoted to acting sergeant and given the honor of carrying the regimental guide flag. It was in that capacity that he entered the fighting in the Wheatfield on July 2. Of the 227 men taken into battle by the regiment, the regiment lost 81 killed and wounded. Includes Rahr's complete service and pension records. A touching remembrance of some of the most vicious fighting of the war's greatest engagement, kept by the man who doubtless carried the flag into battle.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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