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OUR COUNTRY'S FLAG.
   
Complete Explanation:
An example typical of the rash of patriotic Unionist prints exalting the American flag, that appeared at the outset of the Civil War. (See also nos. 1861-19 through 1861-21.) "Our Country's Flag" is a handsomely drawn illustration appearing on a sheet music cover for a song composed by G. Gumpert, and dedicated to President Lincoln.

A Union soldier stands before an encampment, holding the staff of a large American flag. To the left is a tripod of rifles and visible beyond are a sentry, several tents, and a cannon. On either side of the central scene is a trophy of military implements.


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