Flag: 34 stars
Wool, cotton, linen, metal grommets
Overall: 50 x 112 in. ( 127 x 284.5 cm )
printed: on hoist: "J B Sewing Co MAKER/ 28 Cortland St. N Y"
Wool machine-sewn U.S. flag with thirty-four white cotton stars applied to both sides of the canton (four rows of seven stars divided by a row of six stars); thirteen red and white stripes; linen hoist with metal grommets at each end.
This U.S. flag was flown by the 71st Regiment at the second battle of Bull Run. It was carried by a man who served as a substitute for John D. Brassington. The flag was drawn for by his heirs and won by his daughter Mary E. Applegate, March 16, 1911.
Gift of Dr. Harold Riker Applegate
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.