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    Regulation Civil War 6th Corps Brigade flag of General Emory Upton's Brigade as Used at the Battles of The Wilderness and Spotsylvania, May 1864. Regulation Civil War 6th Corps brigade flag of General Emory Upton's brigade as used at the Battles of The Wilderness and Spotsylvania, May 1864. Wool bunting pennant, truncated at the tip, 56" on the hoist and 53" on the fly. Reclining red Greek cross with appropriate colors to indicate Upton's corps, division and brigade. The brigade figured prominently in these two actions, storming the Confederate lines and engaging in ferocious hand to hand combat. This style of corps flag first appeared in the spring campaign of 1864 and , unlike most extant corps flags, which were fabricated for use in the Grand Review in 1865, this flag was actually carried in the field and into combat. Emory Upton was only 23 in 1864. Excellent condition, some scattered small holes, with a couple of slightly larger ones, ½" - 1", on the cross, along with a couple of stains. Small tear and fraying at one corner on the hoist where it was attached to the staff. Somewhat darkened with age but very sound and loaded with character. Includes letter of authenticity from Fonda Thomsen. A very rare and historically important Civil War regulation flag.

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    November, 2008
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