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Catalog Number X1942.02.01
Object Name Flag
Dimensions H-48 W-60 inches
Date 1898
Notes Carried by the 1st Montana Infantry in the Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection. This flag is the one on which the official state seal is based which appeared on the state flag of Montana, adopted in 1905. This flag was called "the Kessler Banner" (Col Kessler) and was first used in 1895. It was the award given to the troop battery or company of the Montana Nat'; Guard in recognition of superiority in competition with other units in : markmanship, drill, & soldierly bearing at summer camp.
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