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    Retained by the Sheridan family since the Civil War and offered here for the first time.

    Major General Philip H. Sheridan's Personal Civil War, 1864-1865, Battle Flag accompanied by a letter of authenticity, detailing complete analysis, from noted flag authority Fonda Thomsen. The flag is constructed in a swallow tail pattern of wool bunting and is 35" on the hoist and 60" on the fly. The 1¾" lightweight cotton hoist , the same fabric as the cotton star, has a ¼" rope sewn into it for reinforcement. At the top, center and bottom of the hoist there are the remains of blue silk ties. The flag is overall in very good sound condition, with some small scattered moth holes and some fraying on the tips of the swallow tail, obviously the result of use. The entire flag is totally untouched/unrestored. Sheridan adopted this flag upon assuming command of the Army of the Potomac's Cavalry Corps in April of 1864 and it accompanied him through the rest of the war, including the Overland Campaign, and his signature campaign in the Shenandoah Valley. An impeccably provenanced Civil War flag of considerable historic import that accompanied the Union Army's senior cavalry commander through his most significant campaigns.



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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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