FRAGMENTS OF CAPTURED CIVIL WAR FLAGS
(Paul Ambrose, 1831-1912, American Explosives Inventor
Extraordinary collection of fragments of flags from the Civil War
in envelopes and with an illustrated letter, the letter is headed with a hand drawn picture of 6 flags with the annotations underneath "1. Battery Guidon captured of Battery in Gap at Ringold by the 149th N.Y. Vol & Brigade Geary Divis 12th Corps. 2. Battle Flag captured by 149 N.Y. Vol on Lookout Mountain 3. Do - Do - Do 4. Battle Flag captured by Osterhaus Divis on Missionary Ridge, Nov 25th (under command of Genl Hooker) 5. Confederate Flag captured in Ringold Gap by 149th N.Y.V. 6. Battle Flag captured on Lookout Mountain by 60the N.Y. Vol. 3d Brig. Geary's Divis.", with a small red piece of flag with its envelope attachedto the letter annotated in Oliver's hand "Ringold. Dec 1863", 1 side 8vo., no date, together with a further two envelopes each enclosing a small piece of flag the first, a blue fragment, is annotated "Rebel Flag - Gettysburg, 9th July 1863" signed in the corner and the other, a red fragment, is annotated "96th. Fredericksburg Heights May 1863", together with a further fragment of red flag in a small glass frameannotated "Fragment of U.S. Flag from Fort Sumter Charlestown S. Carolina" and on the verso "Surrendered to Confederats April 13 1861"