Civil War era Annin and Company American hand-sewn 36-star flag , comprised of applied cotton on linen ground with two brass grommets. Maker's stencil "Annin & Co N.Y. 5", top left near grommet. 32 1/2" H x 58" W. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Charles Harrod Boyd, who served on General George H. Thomas staff as Captain of the Topographical Engineers, Army of the Cumberland. (Information according to the "Civil War Record of Brown University", 1920). Charles Boyd's wife, Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Maj. General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. She and Charles Harrod Boyd had four children Annie Frances Harrod Boyd, Augusta Dearborn Boyd, Emily Dearborn Boyd, and Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, son of CSA Lt. Col. Lewis Minor Coleman). Note: Flag was among belongings associated with Charles H. Boyd. CONDITION: Overall good condition considering age and manner of use. All stars intact. Tears, largest 1", surface of flag. Overall toning, stains, largest 1", surface of flag. Areas of fraying to top and bottom of stripes.
Lot 515: Civil War era Album, inc. Union Army/Naval Officers' CDVs Previous Item Lot 517: Civil War Photograph – Rossville Gap In Missionary Ridge Next Item