Framed fragment of Union flag from Fort Sumter

Framed fragment of Union flag from Fort Sumter
Title
Framed fragment of Union flag from Fort Sumter
Date 
ca. 1860
Medium 
Textile, paper, cardboard, wood, glass, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 16.5 x 12.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Piece of the Union flag lowered at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, at the commencement of the Civil War; wrapped in white paper with inscription handwritten in pencil and matted below paper with typewritten inscription; gold-painted frame.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Eyre
Object Number 
1958.40b
Marks 
handwritten in pencil: on paper containing relic: "The last[?] piece / Fort Sumter Flag" typewritten: on paper matted above relic: "Shred of the Union flag lowered at Fort / Sumpter[sic], South Carolina at the commence- / ment of the Civil War, April, 1861. Presented / to Natalie Stacey by Dr. Spohn at the / U. S. General Hospital Battleboro, Vermont, / November 29th, 1863."
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Creative: Tronvig Group