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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 279
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 12 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool, 1/2-2 1/2 inches blue wool on hoist border.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-45 inches
Owned August Kause
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit, Gen. William Henry Wallace's Brigade, South Carolina Infantry (tentative)
Made probably Charleston Depot, Charleston, South Carolina, CSA
Event Battle of Five Forks
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit, Gen. William Henry Wallace's Brigade, South Carolina Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865 by Cpl. August Kause, 15th New York Heavy Artillery. Identification based on modern research.

"List of battle flags captured in the 15th New York Heavy Artillery during the engagement of April 1, 1865: August Kause, Cpl, Co. H". (original captor note, 4/5/1865)

"Rebel Battle Flag, captured April 1st 1865 by Corporal August Rauss[?] Co. H 15th New York Heavy Artillery" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

Probably Charleston Depot, 1st issued April 1863 for Dept. of SC, GA, & FL
People Kause, August
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg