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image located by Bill Garrison, 28 March 2012
This 2nd Michigan Cavalry flag 'In Honor Of Gen.Sheridan 1868' was posted on e-Bay in March 2012. The description noted:
This Item was purchased from a Gentleman in 2005 from Rome, Georgia. It had been found packed away in an attic in Ohio years before. No other History.Bill Garrison, 28 March 2012
This 2nd Michigan Cavalry Flag is marked as being presented 'In Honor Of General Sheridan 1868'. The Flag is Beautifully Framed to be preserved for many years to come. This 'Swallow-Tail' Flag is completely hand-sewn. The Material is thin cotton bunting, and, as you can see has some tears & soiling. There is some kind of stain in the lower left-hand corner.
In 1868 Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, along with Gen. G.A. Custer & the 7th Cavalry were preparing for their 1st Winter Campaign against the Plains Indians. They were in Fts. Leavenworth & Dodge in Kansas, as well as establishing Camp Supply in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma. In November of 1868 Custer & the 7th Cavalry attacked Black Kettle while they were encamped along the Washita River.
Flag Size Approx. 32.5" x 22"