AS RARE AS IT GETS! I know I'll probably never find another one. This is an original Civil War Regimental Battle-Flag on its original staff with tassles. I purchased a fantastic Illinois Majors Frock Coat and Vest over a year ago from the same area that this flag came from. The set was ID'd to an Illinois Colonel who was killed leading a charge at Kennesaw Mountain. I was told by the picker that he had missed a regimental flag that the family had sold previously. I believe this to be the same flag that he had missed. After some study, I am certain that indeed, this is a pattern that is found to be used most often by Illinois Regiments. It is 100% original and untouched and needs some help from a good collector. It is in generally fine condition but suffers from the problem of flaking paint on the right wing, tail and regimental banner. This could easily be mounted and/or conserved. I am not interested in making a killing on this flag. I have priced it very low in the hope that a good collector will buy it and have it properly mounted and/or conserved. You don't have to be wealthy to own this fine flag. It will be offered on a first come, first serve basis and I expect there to be many inquiries. Again, this is a flag that conserved could demand $25,000 - $35,000.00 or more when conserved and mounted. I want it to find a good home and am offering it at a fraction of that range. Call for details !