Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 82

Lot 819

[Civil War] Rare Battle Flag. Standard for the 1st New Hampshire State Militia, which served in all the Colonial Wars and the American Revolution. At the beginning of the American Civil War, after President Lincoln's call for 70,000 men in April of 1861, the Volunteer Regiment filled its ranks within two weeks, delivering over 2,000 men. The flag is made of heavy muslin with stripes painted red and blue now turned a brick red and light blue from the wet and fading over the years. Measuring 34" x 62", exhibits staining, fraying (at ends held in check with clear tape), minor tears and punctures throughout. Hand printed on verso, "1st N.H.S.M. Standard / Donated By Captain J.A. Saunders." In spite of the condition issues, the flag displays well and is a remarkable piece of history.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,200.
Harry Echmalian, October 1996.

Realized $6,300

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