overall: 9 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.
Cotton block-printed and painted handkerchief with image of a quarter-moon and a snake coiled around a palmetto tree; white block-printed moon and tree with black painted details on a blue ground.
Gift of Mr. Charles C. Leigh, through E. C. Estes
This flag was flown by the Confederates during the attack on Fort Sumter, S.C. in 1861. It was secured by the donor "in that vicinity" during the Civil War.
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