April 24, 2010 09:00 AM EDT Downingtown, PA


An important Confederate Civil War flag for the 2

An important Confederate Civil War flag for the 2nd Louisiana cavalry captured at Henderson, Louisiana, March 21, 1864 by William Ayers, 2nd Sergeant Company H, 35th Iowa Volunteers, 5th Infantry, the blue twill ground fabric with cotton stripes with thirteen appliqué stars and embroidered script 2nd Louisiana Cavalry, 25 1/2" x 38 1/4". Accompanying this lot is a tin type of William Ayers in uniform, a copy of the Vicksburg Daily, July 3, 1863, and a photo of him later in life. The flag was passed down to William's son, Arthur Wakefield Ayers. It was loaned and subsequently donated to the Southern Oregon Historical Society in the 1950's. Provenance: Southern Oregon Historical Society.

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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