08. American Civil War & The Capture of the First American Flag, 1861 - 1863



When the American Civil War began there were 33 stars on the United States Flag, a star-field count that saw the nation tearing itself apart. This Zaricor Flag Collection Grouping contains three remarkable 33 star flags: the first United States flag captured in January 1861, some four month prior to the firing on Ft, Sumter; the earliest known California militia national color used in the 9 April 1861 "Settlers War", some three days before Confederate guns fired on Ft. Sumter; and, an exquisite 33 star Grand Luminary camp flag from Pennsylvania. There are two flags associated with the 19 April 1861 "Pratt Street Riots", generally regarded by historians as the first bloodshed of the American Civil War.

The period of 1861 to 1863 saw the nation transition into the 34 star flag with the admission of Kansas. Four of the most interesting 34 star flags in this Grouping are a flag bearing a New Haven, CT address and a list of early Civil War battles inked upon the hoist; a Recruiting Flag from the 7th New Jersey Infantry that once belonged to the Wall St. financier Calvin Bullock; a Missouri Home Guard color and a unique and handsome flags bearing the so-called "Snowflakes" star field.

The Grouping also contains two rare and early mounted troop guidons, one for the cavalry and one for the artillery adorned with battle honors. There is also a selection of extremely rare flag carrying slings & belts and flagstaff cords & tassels used by color guards early in the conflict and ephemera relating the opening years of the American Civil War; some patriotic postal covers; a 1937 Diamond Jubilee banner for the pivotal battle of Antietam; and a U.S. Quartermaster volume on American Civil War Designating flags.

American Civil War - The Capture of the First American Flag, 1861 - 1863 Grouping



17 RESULTS
Item Ref Item Name Sub-Collection
First Captured U.S. 33 Star Flag, Pensacola, Fla. ZFC2510 First Captured U.S. 33 Star Flag, Pensacola, Fla. Soldiers & Sailors Military Museum & Memorial
U.S. Army Red Over White Swallowtail Pattern 1833. ZFC0410 U.S. Army Red Over White Swallowtail Pattern 1833. Howard M. Madaus - Civil War & 19th Century Military Collection
U.S. 33 Star ZFC0001 U.S. 33 Star "Eagle Canton" Militia National Color de Young Museum
U.S. 33 Star Grand Luminary Flag. ZFC2511 U.S. 33 Star Grand Luminary Flag. Soldiers & Sailors Military Museum & Memorial
U.S. 33 Star Flag - Oregon. ZFC0610 U.S. 33 Star Flag - Oregon. Mastai - Early American Flags
U.S. 33 Star Garrison Flag. ZFC1403 U.S. 33 Star Garrison Flag. U.S. Military
U.S. 34 Star flag - Battle List Flag. ZFC0612 U.S. 34 Star flag - Battle List Flag. Mastai - Early American Flags
U.S. 34 Star Flag, 1861 - 1863 ZFC0631 U.S. 34 Star Flag, 1861 - 1863 "Snowflakes Flag". Mastai - Early American Flags
U.S. // Cased Photograph / 1861-65. ZFC1890 U.S. // Cased Photograph / 1861-65. PHOTOS
U.S Army, Sand's Ohio Battery, 1862 ZFC0411 U.S Army, Sand's Ohio Battery, 1862 Howard M. Madaus - Civil War & 19th Century Military Collection
U.S. 34 Star Army Mounted Troops Guidon, 1862. ZFC0409 U.S. 34 Star Army Mounted Troops Guidon, 1862. Howard M. Madaus - Civil War & 19th Century Military Collection
U.S. 34 Star Parade Flag . ZFC0176 U.S. 34 Star Parade Flag . Star Spangled Banner Flag House
U.S. 34 Stars Flag Peale Museum. ZFC0015 U.S. 34 Stars Flag Peale Museum. Star Spangled Banner Flag House
ZFC0467 "The Atlas to Accompany The Official Records" 1895 Flag Posters
US // Civil War / Antietam Commemoration, 1937 ZFC1158 US // Civil War / Antietam Commemoration, 1937 U.S. Veterans
U.S. Civil War Patriotic Covers. ZFC2001 U.S. Civil War Patriotic Covers. Flag Related Printed Materials
Designating Flags of the United States Army book. ZFC2733 Designating Flags of the United States Army book. Flag Books

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