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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 125
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 13 white polished cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: White on 3 sides, white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-43 W-45.5 inches
Owned Benjamin Y. Draper
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of the Wilderness
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 12, 1864 by Lt. Benjamin Y. Draper, 1st Delaware Infantry.

"Rebel Battle Flag captured at the Battle fot he Wilderness, May 12th 1864 by the 1st Delaware Volunteers, Carroll's Brigade, Gibon's Division, 2nd Army Corps." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Draper, Benjamin Y.
Search Terms Overland Campaign