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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 489
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 inch white cotton on hoist edge.
Attachment: Believed eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-48.5 inches
Owned H. McDowell
Owner Regiment 1st or 3rd Georgia Reserve Infantry (tentative)
Provenance Flag of the 1st Georgia Reserve Infantry or 3rd Georgia Reserve Infantry (tentative). Surrendered at Macon, Georgia, May 20, 1865 by Col. John B. Cumming to Lt. H. McDowell, 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"This Flag was surrendered at Macon, Ga. By Col. Cummings C.S.A. to Lieut. McDowell 17th Ind'a Mounted Inft'y. 1st Brigade 2nd Division Cavalry Corps. This city was surrendered without resistance May 20th 1865. Long's Division, Millers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Cumming, John B.
McDowell, H.
Search Terms Macon, Georgia
Subjects Surrenders