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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 246
Description Pattern: Second National flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 12 (no center star), white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4" sleeve, blue wool.
Attachment: Sleeve. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-35 W-51 inches
Owned George V. Kelley
Owner Regiment 1st Alabama Infantry (tentative)
Made probably Mobile Depot, Mobile, Alabama, CSA
Event Battle of Franklin
Provenance Flag of the 1st Alabama Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864 by Capt. George V. Kelley, 104th Ohio Infantry. (Medal of Honor awarded - see OR, I, Vol. 45, pt.1, pp. 646, 347-348) Identification based on modern research.

"Rebel Colors captured by Captain G.V. Kelly 104th O.V.I. 1st Brig. 3rd Division 23rd A.C. at the Battle of Franklin November 30th 1864" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Kelley, George V.
Search Terms Battle of Franklin
Franklin-Nashville Campaign