Flag Day – Historical American Flags

Flag Day, June 14, commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. Here’s a look back at some great historical flags that have sold at auction:

34 star American flag carried into the Civil War battle of Shiloh by William Shallenberger

Rare and historic printed silk 34 star American flag carried into the historic Civil War battle of Shiloh by William Shallenberger, Company D, 55th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry

A 13 star American Navy flag with hand-sewn stars belong to Anna Rowell Philbrick Decatur wife of Stephen Decatur

A 13 star American Navy flag with hand-sewn stars belong to Anna Rowell Philbrick Decatur wife of Stephen Decatur

American Centennial flag, circa 1876, wool, printed and machine sewn, with "1776 1876" in the canton

American Centennial flag, circa 1876, wool, printed and machine sewn, with "1776 1876" in the canton

Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson 1864 campaign flag. Unusual style with stars in the upper right-hand quadrant

Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson 1864 campaign flag. Unusual style with stars in the upper right-hand quadrant

A circa 1850s 13-Star and Anchor flag

A circa 1850s 13-Star and Anchor flag

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