Pattern: US National flag; wool.
Stars: 34 white (believed wool), 5-pointed.
Border: white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Believed grommets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Dimensions||H-110 W-155 inches|
|Made||Ladies of Maine|
|Event||evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865|
|Provenance||US National flag (1861-1863). Made by the Ladies of Maine for Gen. George Shepley, USA early in the war and flown over occupied New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1862. Said to be first US flag raised over the State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia, April 1865, by Federal occupation troops, following the evacuation of the city.|
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Occupation of Richmond
Occupation of New Orleans
Virginia State Capitol
Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870