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Accession Number: 1909.18.4

Physical Description: Flag based on Confederate First National pattern. Two red stripes and one white stripe, blue canton in corner with five white stars - one large star in center of canton, four smaller stars in corners of canton. Strip with inscription sewn over white stripe and part of lower red stripe. Number 43516 on white stripe on back.

History of Object: Alfred J. Diehl was a color sergeant in the 86th Illinois Infantry, and was wounded at Kenesaw Mountain. He came to Kansas around 1895. Where he got the Confederate flag is not known.

Date: Between 1861 and 1863

Dimensions (in cm): 89.60 (H) 128.90 (W)

Marks/Inscriptions: [on white stripe, stenciled] CSA || [on white stripe, freehand] Emblem of the Lost Cause ||

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Associations and Subjects

    Business / Organization: United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 86th (1862-1865)
    Business / Organization: Confederate States of America
    Business / Organization: 86th Illinois Infantry
    Business / Organization: United States. Army. Infantry
    Event: Civil War, 1861-1865
    Business / Organization: Eighty-sixth Illinois Infantry
    Business / Organization: Military

Status: Cataloged

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