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 Posted: Tue Aug 24th, 2010 02:45 pm
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It could be possible, but I doubt it. Most of the flags that were loaned out or "borrowed" were to prominent folks in and around D.C. I would have a hard time seeing them getting into the CHS hands. My feeling is that the flags in their posession came from donations from families of veterans who had brought flags home as souvenieers.
A year or so ago, I had a copy of a magazine article from a museum curators publication (professional type journal) that described the fate of a number of flags including the loaning of flags held in the care of the War Department.
I will look to see if I can find it as I am going from memory right now.

I did get pretty heavily involved in the return of a flag from the IL collection to Alabama a couple of years ago and became very interested in the subject.

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