53"W x 42.75"H. Frame Dimensions are 62" Long X 51" h Fimbration is 1.5" wide Letters are 2" high. 20% missing.
This homemade flag is patterned similar to the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. The style was widely used by units in the Confederate Army. The flag was captured by a member of the 97th Regiment Infantry Ohio Volunteers during the battle of Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. The 2nd and 6th were organized separately in the Springfield, Missouri area during the winter of 1861-1862 as part of Major General Sterling Price’s Missouri State Guard. In the spring of 1862, the two regiments were part of the “Missouri Brigade” that joined the regular Confederate Army. They were consolidated into one regiment after Vicksburg due to their dwindling numbers. They lost 525 men during their long service. They surrendered at Meridian, Mississippi on May 4, 1865. The notation written on fimbration reads: "captured by _ Alfred B_______/E ___ 97___D/__ Battle of Fran__in/November 30th 1864".