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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 273
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 12 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches white wool on 3 sides, inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: White appliqué unit designation, "9 Va".
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46.5 W-47.5 inches
Owned Robert F. Shipley
Owner Regiment 9th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Five Forks
Provenance Flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865 by Sgt. Robert F. Shipley, 140th New York Infantry.

"Rebel Battle Flag, captured April 1st 1865 by Sergeant Robert F. Shipley co. K 140th New York Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Shipley, Robert F.
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg