: This US flag with 13 Stars and 13 stripes in red, white and blue was carried by the Athens Ohio boys in the Mexican War. It is rectangular in shape with the dimensions of 145 by 26 cm. It was hand sewn.
It was made by the ladies of Athens, Ohio for the Athens boys who went to the Mexican War. It was carried through the whole Mexican War by John Peters. Submerged in two Ohio River floods which washed out the color of the red stripes.
This item is part of a collection transferred from the Ohio Statehouse Relic Room to the Ohio Historical Society in 1916. View on Ohio Memory.
: H65543_001 Subjects
: Stars and Stripes; American Colonies; Colonial America Places
: US flag 1846-1848