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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 234
Description Pattern: Second National flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47 W-71 inches
Owned Christopher C. Bruton
Owner Regiment Headquarters, Gen. Jubal A. Early
Event Battle of Waynesboro
Provenance Headquarters flag of Gen. Jubal A. Early. Captured at the battle of Waynesboro, Virginia, March 1865 by Capt. Christopher C. Bruton, 22nd New York Cavalry.

"General Early's Headquarter's Flag, Confederate National Standard captured in Battle at Waynesboro, Va. March 2nd 1865 by Captain Christopher C. Bruton Co. C. 22nd New York Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division Bt. Maj. Gen. George A. Custar Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Bruton, Christopher C.
Search Terms Battle of Waynesboro