December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


Civil War-Era 36-Star American Flag

Worsted wool, 70.5 x 136 in., with 36 hand-sewn, double-applique cotton stars configured in 6-6-6-6-6-6 horizontal rows. The fly is constructed of 13 machine-sewn wool stripes. The hoist is cotton with stitching along the edge. At least two stars are stamped with the name "Jacob Menz," and "Menz" is also inscribed on each side of the hoist. HDS lists two soldiers by the name of Jacob Menz, including Private Menz who served with the 99th New York Infantry and was wounded at Suffolk, VA, 4/17/63; and Private Menz who served with the 1st Missouri Light Artillery Battery G. However, no further history accompanies the flag. 

The 36-star flag became official after the admission of Nevada into the Union. It lasted for two short years. Ca 1865-1867.


Some scattered stains, minor holes. Toning to flag. Some corners reinforced with additional fabric. 

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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