Frame Size (H x L): 16 x 14 Flag Size (H x L): 2.5 x 4 and Affixed to a 7 Staff. Offered is an outstanding thirteen-star parade flag.
It was made for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and includes the following overprint. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) 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. 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, who fought at the Battle of Winchester in 1863. The original use of the thirteen-star flag dates to June 14th, 1777, the time at which the Continental Congress adopted a resolution creating the first official flag. The resolution stated, Resolved, that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation. Small US Navy boats used it as the ensign from 1795 until 1916.
Thirteen-star flags were also flown at the time of George Washingtons death in 1799 and to celebrate the nations 50th anniversary in 1824. They were also flown in 1824 in honor of General Lafayettes return to the US for his nationwide tour. Celebrations for his Revolutionary War service were held in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, along with many locations in the southern and western states. They were both relatively close in time to the revolution and were very patriotic times, particularly during the Civil War time period when flag use became much more common than had ever previously been the case. Conservation Process: This flag was hand sewn to cotton fabric, and both were hand sewn to a mounting board.
To prevent the black dye in the cotton fabric from seeping into the flag, it was first washed in a standard wash and then in a dye setting wash. The flag is positioned behind Conservation Clear Acrylic (standard) or behind Optium Museum Acrylic (per request).
Frame: The antique Eastlake frame dates to between 1870 and 1880. Condition Report: This flag is in excellent condition.The item "13 Star Antique American US Flag Battle of Gettysburg Civil War Patriotic" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items".
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