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    Bible Flag Made From a Confederate Flag Captured at Columbus, Kentucky, June 14, 1861 by the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The flag measures approximately 3 ½" x 1 ½" and is constructed using four hand-sewn fragments of a first national Confederate flag captured by the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The flag is pinned to the reverse of a 3 ¼" x 4" section of contemporary cigar advertisement which has been captioned, in pencil: "Facsimile of and made from a rebel flag captured by Co. "E" 8th Illinois Vol. Inf. At Columbus June 14th 1861. Property of Geo. W. Hand who was a member of said Co. and present at the time of capture". A unique souvenir with great provenance.

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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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