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One hundred and twenty-seventh U. S. Colored TroopsRare flag carried by African-American troops up for auction. https://civil-war-picket.blogspot.com/2019/06/rare-flag-carried-by-african-american.html. Image courtesy of Morphy Auctions
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I'm just glad that it went to a museum and not a private collector.Atlanta History Center acquires rare Civil War African American troop flag
Posted by Evelyn Andrews
Jun 14, 2019
The Atlanta History Center in Buckhead has acquired a rare, historic flag for an African American Civil War troop, the museum announced.
The flag, which was used by the 127th United States Colored Troops, is one of fewer than 25 known carried by African American soldiers. The museum plans to put it on exhibit as soon as possible.
The artifact is “key to the story of Civil War” and helps the History Center continue its mission of increasing inclusivity, the museum said. The flag was purchased June 13 for $196,800, the most the museum has ever paid for a single artifact, it said.
Full article can be found here - https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2019/06/14/atlanta-history-center-acquires-rare-civil-war-african-american-troop-flag/
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