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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 226
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia (or Army of Tennessee) battle flag; wool, silk.
Stars: Twelve gold painted, 5-pointed; no center star.
Border: White canvas 1 3/4" on 4 sides.
Attachment: Loops.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: White appliqu├ęd, "BATON ROUGE.", "SHILOH.", "PORT HUDSON.", and "JACKSON."
Material textile (wool, silk)
Dimensions H-46 W-55 inches
Owner Regiment 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Richland Creek
Provenance Flag of the 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry (tentative). Captured at Richland Creek, Tennessee, December 16 or 17, 1864. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag captured by the Cavalry Corps, Military Div. of the Mississippi at the Battle of Richland Creek Dec. 16th 1864" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)