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    The Left General Guide Flag of the 72nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Baxter's Philadelphia Fire Zouaves. This is the flag carried by this gallant regiment from Chancellorsville to Weldon Railroad, including at Gettysburg at the repulse of Pickett's charge. The flag is accompanied by the original calligraphy certificate, dated December 13, 1905, presenting the flag to the "Association of Survivors" of the regiment "By Sergeant Frank A. Rementer Co. K Who carried it in the following Battles:" 'Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomoy (sic), Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon R. R. ' At Gettysburg the 72d, with Rementer holding this flag, occupied a position behind the stone wall at the infamous 'angle' where the assault of Longstreet's Division, Pickett's Brigade was stopped and hurled back. This is the only standard that is known to have survived from that momentous action, many of the others having been cut up and distributed as souvenirs when the Army of the Potomac was restructured after Gettysburg in July 1863. The flag is blue silk, 16" on the hoist and 20" on the fly with a 1 ½" sleeve for mounting on the staff and a 1 ½" yellow silk fringe. The trefoil of the 2d Corps is mounted in the center with painted gilt edged red numeral 72. The flag exhibits some minor cracking at a couple of spots with some minor loss on the left lobe of the trefoil, but overall excellent. The flag has been stabilized and archivally backed and mounted as has the certificate. Both pieces presented in gilt frames. Certainly, with its impeccable pedigree, one of the most compelling relics of the American Civil War extant.



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    November, 2008
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