Fragment of a silk taffeta flag, consisting of three stripes (two red stripes with one white stripe in the center) hand-stitched together. Accompanying letter from donor Hugh B. Rossell, dated June 16, 1922, states that the flag was captured from Confederate troops by donor's father, Maj. William H. Rossell, a Union soldier, during the battle of Val Verde, New Mexico, Feb. 21, 1862.
Approx. 8.5 x 7 in. (21.59 x 17.78 cm)
Place of Origin
Donated by Hugh B. Rossell and father, Maj. William H. Rossell.
Artisan or Artist
silk ; taffeta ; flags
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Val Verde Battle Flag, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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