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    Fantastic Thirty-Four Star Flag With Association to a Soldier of the 89th Illinois Killed at Chickamauga. 54" hoist; 94" fly. Wool with hand-sewn, doubled-appliquéd cotton stars configured in 7/7/6/7/7 horizontal rows on a wool canton. The fly is constructed of thirteen machine-sewn wool stripes. The hoist is part cotton, part linen, with one whipped-stitched and one metal grommet, plus a small patch stitched with the letter "A" for Arcularius, and sewn on the back of the hoist. The thirty-four star flag became the official U.S. flag on July 4, 1861 with the addition of Kansas to the Union. The flag lasted for two years until the admission of West Virginia to the Union in 1863. This flag was acquired from descendants of the Arcularius family of New York. One of the many notable members of the Arcularius family was Henry Arcularius, who served with the 89th Illinois Infantry, mustering into Co. F in October of 1862. In September of 1863, Arcularius marched as part of McCook's division of the Army of Cumberland, and during the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia, he was killed. This superb flag has some scattered staining with scattered holes and rips, and some fraying along the edges and hoist. Otherwise it is in very good condition and has a fine association which would make it a special addition to any Civil War collector.

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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