33 STAR FLAG HEADQUARTERS FLAG ID’D TO OFFICER IN THE 12TH AND 79TH OHIO INFANTRY

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Item Code: 282-421

Cotton bunting flag meas. approx. 77.00 inches on the fly and 61.75 inches on the hoist. The blue canton meas. approx. 34 x 33 inches and has stars arranged in a circle with one larger star sewn into each of the four corners of the canton.

The upper corner of the canton has been repaired causing three stars to be lost. The body of the flag has several scattered holes and there are several areas of separation along the seam lines of the strips. The blue canton is also torn. Overall only small amounts of material is missing. If properly laid out or framed the flag will display quite well.

Cotton material has faded a bit and become dirty from age and storage.

This flag belonged to Azariah Wall Doane who was born in Wilmington, Ohio on December 17, 1824.  Raised as a Quaker, at age 34 he overcame any religious objections and was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in Company B, 12th Ohio Infantry on April 20, 1861. He was promoted to Captain the following June and was discharged for disability on October 18, 1861. While with the regiment he was involved in several minor skirmishes.

In August of 1862 Doan was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 79th Ohio Infantry. He served with the regiment throughout the war being brevetted to Brigadier General in March of 1865 and Colonel of the regiment in June of 1865.  He was mustered out on June 9, 1865. While with the 79th he saw action at Resaca, Dallas, Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta and Averysboro.

Colonel Doan died on August 22, 1911 in Wilmington, Ohio.

With the flag is a packet of research on Doan. One of the pages is a copy of a newspaper article from the Wilmington Ohio newspaper from November 11, 1918 describing the wedding of Doan’s granddaughter to a World War One soldier. The article says “Adding to the military and patriotic effect of the wedding was the flag of the United States of America which was effectively draped over the large photograph of the bride’s grandfather. The late Colonel A. W. Doan, the flag used being one, now faded and torn, which waved above Colonel Doan’s headquarters during the Civil War.” This is the flag offered here.

Besides the copy of the news article mentioned above the flag comes with a genealogy as well as several copies of pictures showing Doan during and after the war and a seven page article written on Doan by his great-great-grandson.  [AD]

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