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    U.S.S. Lafayette [or Fort Lafayette]: "Summer Cover" Flag.
    72" x 57" undecorated white canvas flag, marked on the sleeve "La Fayette 1863 [summer cover]". Machine-stitching, except for part of the sleeve where some of the securing threads have come unraveled. Light soiling. The Lafayette was an ironclad ship, originally crewed by navy personnel under army command. It was commissioned in 1863 as part of the Mississippi River Squadron to control western waterways, Vicksburg and the Gulf. It took 17 direct hits and survived. She continued to attack Confederate forts during the Red River operation. The summer heat restricted gun crew operations leading to the development of the sun cover in 1863 to cool the gun crews - this was a novel development to optimize gun operations.


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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    November
    2nd Saturday 4:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    November
    2nd Saturday
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    10 Days 17h 28m 56s
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    This lot is in: 2 - Signature® Internet Session - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 43314-43521) - 5:00 PM Central Time, Saturday, November 2, 2019.
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    Heritage Auctions - Dallas
    3500 Maple Ave
    17th Floor
    Dallas, TX 75219

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