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    The Flag of the 2nd North Carolina United States Colored Troops This is an extraordinarily rare flag from the North Carolina Colored Troops of the Union Army. The 2nd US North Carolina USCT, who fought with the 36th US Regiment served as guards for prisoners at Point Lookout, Maryland until seeing action at the Siege of Petersburg. They took part in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights and the Battle of Fair Oaks. Involved in the Appomattox Campaign they also saw duty at the occupation of Richmond on April 3, 1865. They were moved to Texas along the Rio Grande for service until they mustered out of service the next year.

    This white and green distinctive flag measures 70" on the fly and 60" at the hoist. At the center of the wool bunting cloth is a 21" x 28" evergreen tree hand-sewn on both sides into the patchwork design of this flag. There are single eyelets at the hoist through which the flag was at one time attached to a staff. Since it has seen much action, the flag has been conserved by placing it between a fine transparent mesh on either side. There are holes at the top and bottom and several stains that appear to be from blood. The tree device has faded to a light green, however the flag is stable and is very distinctive, historically important as it is the only hand-sewn United States Colored Troops flag from North Carolina known to exist.

    Provenance: The Crow Art Partnership Collection




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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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