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Fort Albany Flag United States National Flag, Civil War

Fort Albany Flag

Reportedly this flag, obtained from a local sutler, was the first flag raised over Fort Albany, Arlington, Virginia, on July 4, 1861. The 25th New York State Militia constructed Fort Albany beginning in May 1861. The fort once stood near the modern-day Pentagon. The cotton flag features 31 painted stars in a star burst type pattern. Flag dimensions are: 11" hoist x 15" fly. (1995.1375)

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NYS DMNA: Military History: Fort Albany Flag United States National Flag, Civil War
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