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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.13.01945
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white polished cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches orange wool on 3 sides; 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-45 inches
Owner Regiment 12th Virginia Cavalry
Provenance Flag of the 12th Virginia Cavalry. Captured near Poolesville, Maryland, September 9, 1862 by the 8th Illinois Cavalry. Taken to Chicago, Illinois, and displayed in the Memorial Hall. Returned by the Veterans Association of the 8th Illinois Cavalry in 1905.
Search Terms skirmish at Poolesville, Maryland
Items taken North by Union soldiers and later returned South