FALL 2021 PREMIER FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION
ADDITIONAL DAY ADDED:
AUCTION DATES: November 5, 6, 7, & 8, 2021
PREVIEW: November 3 & 4: 9 am - 5 pm; Opening at 8 AM Days of Auction, Early Preview Available By Appointment
OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL FLAG FOR THE UNION RIFLES WHICH BECAME PART OF THE 10TH NEW JERSEY INFANTRY
This beautiful flag measures 61″ x 56″ including 2 1/2″ of gold fringe on 3 sides. It is housed in a gold finished frame measuring 67″ x 63″. The frame has a 2 3/8″ medallion in each corner decorated w/ an American flag. The flag body is blue & features a seal of the State of New Jersey surrounded by 34 stars. The 34 star flag became official on July 4, 1861 & remained the official United States flag until July 4, 1863. These facts tell us that this regimental flag was likely made between July 4, 1861 & July 4, 1863. Above the Seal of New Jersey is a ribbon that reads, “PRESENTED BY THE LADIES OF LUMBERTON TOWNSHIP”. A ribbon below the seal reads, “TO THE UNION RIFLES”. The Union Rifles of New Jersey appear to be from the Newark area & joined the 10th New Jersey Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The 10th New Jersey served honorably & fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Spotsylvania, Battle of Cold Harbor, Battle of Strasburg, Battle of Fisher’s Hill, Third Battle of Winchester, Battle of Cedar Creek & Third Battle of Petersburg.