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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 146
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches orange wool on 3 sides, 1 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-48 W-47 inches
Owned John H. Harbourne
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Petersburg
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864 by Pvt. John H. Harbourne, 29th Massachusetts Veteran Volunteer Infantry.

"Rebel Battle Flag, Southern Cross, captured June 1864 form the Rebels before Petersburg, Va. By the 9th Army Corps" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Harbourne, John H.
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg