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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 183
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 1/2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "6th V" in white applique.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46.5 W-45.5 inches
Owned Franklin Hogan
Owner Regiment 6th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of the Crater
Provenance Flag of the 6th Virginia Infantry. Captured at Petersburg, Virginia, July 30, 1864 by Cpl. Franklin Hogan, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry.

"Confederate Battle Flag of the 6th Virginia Infantry, captured July 30th 1864 by Capt. Franklin Hogan Co. A. 45th Penn. Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Hogan, Franklin
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Crater