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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 341
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 11 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool originally on 3 sides, 1 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "24th Va. Inf'y." in white paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-44.5 inches
Owned William M. Holton [William M. Houlton]
Owner Regiment 24th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of the 24th Virginia Infantry. Captured at Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by the 1st Veteran Volunteer (Wm. M. Holton/Houlton West Virginia Co. F.) Cavalry. The flag was carried at Gettysburg.

"Battle Flag, captured at the Battle of Sailor's Creek Va. April 6th 1865 by Serg't Wm. Holton Co. F. 1st Va. Vet Volunteers Cavalry 3rd Brig. 3rd Division General Custar Commanding" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Holton, William M.
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg
Appomattox Campaign