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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 207
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 1/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "48 VA." in yellow paint.
Battle Honors: Stenciled in black paint, "KERNSTOWN[.]", "McDOWELL.", "WINCHESTER.", "CROSS KEYS.", "MANASSAS No 2.", "CHANTILLY", "HARPERS FERRY.", "SHARPSBURG.", "FREDERICKSBURG.", "CHANCELLORSVILLE.", "GETTYSBURG.", "PORT REPUBLIC.", "COLD HARBOR.", "MALVERN HILL.", and "CEDAR RUN."
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-47 inches
Owned Albert M. Edwards
Owner Regiment 48th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of the Wilderness
Provenance Flag of the 48th Virginia Infantry. Issued prior to October 3, 1863. Captured at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864 by Lt. Col. Albert M. Edwards, 24th Michigan Infantry.

"Battle Flag of the 48th Virginia Infantry, captured at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5th 1864 by Lieut. Col. Albert M. Edwards, 24th Michigan Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Edwards, Albert M.
Search Terms Overland Campaign