Flag fragment from the warship "Arkansas"

Object Number: 
INV.12234
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 9.2 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
ink inscription: on envelope accompanying fragment: "Piece of the flag of/the Rebel ram Arkansas/captured by Admiral/Farragut in the war/of the Rebellion/No. 10" pencil inscription: on envelope accompanying fragment: "Presented by/John Neafild (?)/May 12
Description: 
Rectangular fragment of white wool from flag flown by the Confederate ship "Arkansas," captured by Admiral David Farragut during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Neafild, 1922
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group