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Civil War Historic 35 Star Guidon Flag, 2nd Massachusetts Calvary
Made by A.W. Pollard, Boston (Merchant & Tailor, 31 Mechanics Row)SOLD


Civil War Historic 35 Star Guidon Flag, 2nd Massachusetts Calvary 
Made by A.W. Pollard, Boston (Merchant & Tailor, 31 Mechanics Row), entire view

Regulation Civil War 35-star cavalry guidon, 27” on hoist and 41” on fly, maker marked
by A.W. Pollard & Co. of Boston who contracted for many other Massachusetts flags. 35
Stars became official July 4, 1863 and were used until the end of the war. Company K
of the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry was made up mostly of Boston-area men and left for
Baltimore, Maryland February 12, 1863 and proceeded to Fort Monroe thence to
Gloucester Point opposite Yorktown Virginia. It is not known how the family who
originally sold this flag obtained it, but research has shown that a descendent was the
niece of Capt. Goodwin A. Stone of Co. K who was wounded on July 4, 1864 at Aldie,
Virginia and died about 2 weeks later. Stone’s mother and brother visited him before he
died, it is conjecture that the mother ended up with the flag and that it was descended to
her daughter, Eliza Stone Marchant, and then to their ancestor Louisa Marchant.
Regardless of history, this is a rare survivor of the Civil War. Archivally framed with
conservation report. CONDITION: Very good overall as conserved, good colors, only
minor losses and fraying, at least 2 holes appear to be from bullets, staining,
photographs of flag pre-conservation are in report, which is available.


Civil War Historic 35 Star Guidon Flag, 2nd Massachusetts Calvary 
Made by A.W. Pollard, Boston (Merchant & Tailor, 31 Mechanics Row), stripes detail

Civil War Historic 35 Star Guidon Flag, 2nd Massachusetts Calvary 
Made by A.W. Pollard, Boston (Merchant & Tailor, 31 Mechanics Row),  'K' detail

Civil War Historic 35 Star Guidon Flag, 2nd Massachusetts Calvary 
Made by A.W. Pollard, Boston (Merchant & Tailor, 31 Mechanics Row), back view

1310-16 [581/85] 581.F
SOLD





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