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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 344
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 1/2 inches white canvas mat on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47.5 W-49.5 inches
Owned Milton Blickensderfer
Owner Regiment 25th & 44th Tennessee Infantry, combined (tentative)
Event Third Battle of Petersburg
Provenance Flag of the 25th & 44th Tennessee Infantry, combined (tentative). Captured at the battle of Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865 by Cpl. Milton Blickensderfer, 126th Ohio Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"This flag was captured by Corporal Milton Blickensderfer, Co. E, 126th Ohio Volunteers, at the battle of Petersburg, VA, April 2, 1865." (original capture note)

"Battle Flag, captured by Corp'l Miller Blickenderfer Co. E. 126th Ohio Vols. At the Battle of Petersburg VA. April 2nd 1865" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Blickensderfer, Milton
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg