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Object Name Flag
Object Number 1914.188.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description Apparently based on the U.S. flag. Silk. Gold stars on blue canton and red and white stripes. Gold fringed. Blue and tan/white/gold cords and tassels. (Now almost completely shattered - unable to unroll or describe further.) Mounted on wood flagpole with bronze bottom tip and top spear-shaped tip.
Date 1864
Dimension Details Flagpole
Material silk
Event Civil War
Provenance U.S. regimental flag of the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This flag was presented by Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes to the regiment when it was "veteranized" after three years service in 1864, and Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes was promoted to Brigadier General and left the regiment. It was mustered out in Cleveland, June, 1865.
Search Terms 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Rutherford B. Hayes
Lucy Hayes
Civil War
Regiment flag