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Small cotton and wool flag measuring 7 inches x 13 inches. The pattern is similar to the Confederate First National Flag, popularly known as the "Stars and Bars." Instead of stars, the canton has an image that has been described as either a fist or a crude representation of the South Carolina palmetto tree. The flag features the first five letters of the last name of notorious proslavery guerrilla William Clarke Quantrill. This flag was picked up in Olathe, Kansas by resident Jonathan Milliken after Quantrill's raid of that city on September 7, 1862. The flag probably was dropped by one of Quantrill's men.

Date: 1862

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Item Number: 221178
KSHS Identifier: 1930.29.0

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