|Catalog Number||WD 299|
Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 12 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-51 W-51 inches|
|Owner Regiment||Unidentified Unit|
|Event||Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek|
Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Sailor's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Pvt. William Shepherd, 3rd Indiana Cavalry.
"Rebel battle flag captured in battle of Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865, by Private William Sheppard, Co. A, 3rd Indiana Cavalry. Escort to Hd Qrs 3rd Cav. Division, Bvt. Maj. Gen'l Geo. A. Custar commdg."(from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)