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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.13.00391
Date 1865
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Battle honors written in ink on each star.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed. Battle honors written in ink on each star.
Border: 2 3/4 inches white.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: Stenciled on each star, "Lacy Springs", "Luray", "New Creek", "Fairfield Pa", "Newtown", "Berryville Va", "Milford", "Rapidan Station Sept 14/64", "Beverly", "Cedar Creek Oct 19, 1864", "Reams Station", "Culpeper C.H. Sept 13/63", "Brandy Statn Merton's Ford Oct 11th 63", "Spotsylvania May 5, 6, 7 & 8 1864", "Jone's West Va Raid", "Stuart's Penna Raid", "Port Royal May 23, 1862", "Harrison burg", "Brandy Station 1st", "Trevyllian's Depot", "Yellow Tavern", "Brandy June 9th 63", "Madison C. H. Penn[?]", "Callett's Station", "Upperville", and "Cold Harbor".
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-49 W-49 inches
Owned Samuel W. Young
Owner Regiment 6th Virginia Cavalry
Event Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Provenance Flag of the 6th Virginia Cavalry. Issued to the unit in March 1865. Carried from the battle of Five Forks, Virginia, April 1865, it was concealed upon the person of Pvt. Samuel W. Young, acting color bearer, of Co. A, to avoid capture at Appomattox, Virginia, 1865.
People Young, Samuel W.
Search Terms items hidden from Union soldiers
color bearers
never surrendered
Subjects surrenders