13 Star American Parade Flag Battle of Gettysburg 1863 1913 G. A. R. Overprint

13 Star American Parade Flag Battle of Gettysburg 1863 1913 G. A. R. Overprint
13 Star American Parade Flag Battle of Gettysburg 1863 1913 G. A. R. Overprint
13 Star American Parade Flag Battle of Gettysburg 1863 1913 G. A. R. Overprint

13 Star American Parade Flag Battle of Gettysburg 1863 1913 G. A. R. Overprint
Thirteen-star muslin cotton parade flag made for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with the overprint 1863 - 1913 Compliments of Skelly Post #9 Penna. In 1867, the Gettysburg Civil War veterans organized the Corporal Johnston H. Corporal Skelly was a Gettysburg resident and a member of the Company F, 87th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Corporal Skelly was the fiancé of Jennie Wade. On June 15, 1863 during the Battle of Carter's Woods near Winchester, Virginia, Corporal Skelly was shot in the upper arm and fell mortally wounded. Less than three weeks later on the morning of July 3rd, as Skelley lay dying in Winchester, his fiancé Jennie Wade was struck in the back by a Confederate sniper's bullet, killing her instantly.

Dying with a picture of Skelly in her pocket, she became the only civilian killed at the battle of Gettysburg. On July 12th, Skelley succumbed to his wounds at the age of 21. Apparently, neither ever learned of the other's fate. The Grand Army of the Republic G.

Was a fraternal organization for the veterans of the Union Army, Union Navy, and Marines who served in the Civil War. GAR members provided support to one another and also remembered those who had fallen in battle. It was founded in 1866, peaked in 1890 with almost 500,000 members, and dissolved in 1956 when its last member died. SIZE: Flag measures approximately 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 inches and is affixed to a staff which is 8 inches in length. The item "13 Star American Parade Flag Battle of Gettysburg 1863 1913 G. Overprint" is in sale since Monday, October 26, 2020.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Civil War Veterans' Items". The seller is "abvintagephotos" and is located in Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.


13 Star American Parade Flag Battle of Gettysburg 1863 1913 G. A. R. Overprint