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    Royal Spanish Navy Coastal and Fortifications Flag Captured by American Forces During the Spanish-American War. 48" x 80". Constructed of two red and one larger yellow central wool panels, with the heraldic device of Royal Spain applied as a separate panel in the center. This Spanish flag, taken from the Chinese Hospital in Manila, was a souvenir of the Spanish-American war brought back by Captain Lucien Grant Berry, Assistant Adjutant-General of US Volunteers. Along the hoist of the flag, written in ink, appears the legend "Captured at the Chinese Hospital Feb 1899". This refers to an incident on February 5, 1899, in which the Tenth Pennsylvania was directed to advance upon and capture the Chinese hospital in Manila, which they accomplished after stubborn resistance from Spanish troops. This historic flag has some areas of separation from the wool and cotton hoist, with a few trivial scattered holes, otherwise it remains bright and in very good condition. We are pleased to offer several other of Captain Berry's Spanish-American War souvenirs in this present auction. Berry, a West Point graduate, served with distinction through the First World War, attaining the final rank of colonel.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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