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U.S. 13 Star Navy Boat Flag No.14.

Sub-collection: Mastai - Early American Flags

13 Star United States Navy Boat Flag No.14.
During the American Civil War, the U.S. Navy mushroomed in size, and the demand for flags exceeded the Navys ability to furnish flags through the various U.S. Naval Yards at key ports along the Atlantic. Historians have speculated that the Navy Yards turned to civilian contractors to make them.

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