Civil War Flag with 34 Stars Guaranteed from 1861 to 1863 !
Original Owner's Stenciled Name "G.B. Mickle" is painted on canvas support edge. Also Marked 12 XX and Measures 7 feet By 12 feet in length.
Single Appliqued Stars are hand sewn into the cut out blue field and seen on both sides.This proves that the star pattern is Right and none were moved or removed!
Original brass grommets show little usage leaving this flag in near mint condition and was probably due to being hung vertical from large building for display with No Trailing edge damage from wind ! (Brass grommets were patented before the civil war in 1848 and improvement patents from 1854.)
Has some speratic ink stains on stripes and some minor small stretch holes.
(Research shows that there were 7 George Mickles but only One Civil War Soldier's name that matched perfectly and that is George "B" Mickle a Quartermaster Sergeant from a 30 days Volunteer of the 55th New York Reserves Enlisted from June 24,1863 to July 27,1863 . Although they were never called into battle, what better candidate to requisition and preserve such a large flag from a behind the lines Headquarters ?)
1860 US Census reports a George Mickle in Troy,NY. as being age 32 years old making him an older volunteer of 35 years old in 1863 .
Item ID: 1651
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