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Object Name BANNER
Catalog Number 0985.13.00269b
Date ca. 1891
Description The swallowtail banner is made of cotton, with a border of blue field and white stars. The white field has a black line etched Virginia shield in the center with the word "Virginia" underneath it in black block letters. This banner is associated with two others: a Virginia State flag replica (.269) and an Army of Northern Virginia battle flag replica (.269a).
Dimensions W-23.5 L-37 inches
Event death and burial of Joseph E. Johnston, 1891
Provenance These three banners (.269-.269b) were used to decorate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's grave when he died on March 21, 1891 and was buried in Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.
People Johnston, Joseph Eggleston