ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR silk battleflag 5th Tennessee Cavalry (Union) For Sale
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ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR silk battleflag 5th Tennessee Cavalry (Union): $35,000
Absolutely beautiful hand sewn 34 star silk national color US Flag most likely manufactured by Hugh Wilkins of Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1862-1863 and presented to the 5th Tennessee Cavalry (Union). This exact flag has been photographed and will be included in the upcoming book
“Volunteer Banners: The Civil War Flags of Tennessee”
Tennessee State Museum. This item is accompanied by a LOT of research and the original pasteboard box is was found in which notes additional attribution. It is not framed and measures approximately 6'x6' which is regulation for an infantry color (note the Union Tennessee Volunteers were often used as mounted infantry) but not unusual for a Tennessee mounted unit. It has one small area of damage as shown in the photograph. This flag is 100% GUARANTEED to be original in all respects.Life Member, Company of Military Historians