2nd Maine Regiment flag fragment, 1861

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Horatio Staples of Bangor, a sergeant in Co. G of the 2nd Maine received this gift of a regimental flag. Staples, who fought in both battles of Bull Run, enlisted in May 1861. When he was mustered out in June 1863, he was a 1st lieutenant.

Sgt. William J. Deane of Bangor of Co. A carried the flag for the regiment. A label on the back of the flag tells its story:

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About This Item

  • Title: 2nd Maine Regiment flag fragment, 1861
  • Creation Date: circa 1861
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • Location: USA
  • Media: Silk, cloth
  • Dimensions: 14.7 cm x 7.9 cm
  • Local Code: 3903*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
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