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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.12.00075
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag (variant: rectangular field; no edging on cross); silk. Embroidered unit designation and date, "1862".
Stars: Thirteen 5-pointed; white; center star is larger than other 12.
Border: White silk fringe.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "Van dorn Guards" embroidered in yellow thread on the hoist edge.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk)
Dimensions H-36.5 W-46.5 inches
Owned Elizabeth Hannah Dale [Lilly Dale]
Owner Regiment 8th Texas Infantry, Co. A, "Van Dorn Guards"
Provenance Flag of the 8th Texas Infantry, Co. A, "Van Dorn Guards". Presented to the unit in 1862. Survivors of the unit presented the flag to Elizabeth (Lilly) Hannah Dale of Galveston, Texas, who later married unit member, Henry L. Jones.
People Dale, Elizabeth Hannah (Lilly)
Jones, Henry M.
Jones, Elizabeth Hannah (Lilly) Dale [Mrs. Henry M.]
Subjects women
civilians