VERY FINE. A VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN AND ATTRACTIVE WITH THE UNION CITY TENNESSEE NEGATIVE POSTMARK.
George W. Pool was a member of Company H, the "Lafayette Farmers" of the 22nd Mississippi Regiment, although Confederate parole records list him as a private, not a captain.
From our 1983 Rarities sale where acquired by the Kilbournes
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS 10-STAR PATRIOTIC DESIGN, WITH THE "T" FOR TENNESSEE (IN ERROR) IS EXTREMELY RARE -- MUCH RARER THAN THE 11-STAR FLAG WITH THE SAME DESIGN.
The 10-Star flags began with the admission of North Carolina to the Confederacy and ended with the admission of Tennessee (May 27 to July 2, 1861). The matching 11-Star design (F11-8) with the "T" for Tennessee is relatively scarce, but this design, with only 10 stars, is very rare (the previous version of this design, F9-1, lacks the central star and "T"). It may be that the printer was not aware of the admission of North Carolina. Whatever the reason, this design represents a fascinating error.
Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 56
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS 10-STAR SLOPING FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN. ONLY TWO ARE RECORDED.
Ex Emerson. Signed Shenfield and MacBride with the comment "never saw another." Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 58, where stated "two reported"
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS LARGE FORMAT 10-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG DESIGN.
This design, with the large style flag and tassels is similar to F7-16, F8-12 and F9-3, with stars added to the center and the corners. The "Lawrence Rifles" unit designation adds to its desirability