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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 526
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. White fabric with capture history painted in black paint attached to full length of right side of flag. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton twill tape, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-42.5 W-43 inches
Owned Corporal Ordway
Owner Regiment 5th Virginia Cavalry
Event Battle of Aldie
Provenance Flag of the 5th Virginia Cavalry. Captured at Aldie, Virginia, June 1863 by Cpl. Ordway, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry.

"Battle Flag of 5th Va Cavalry captured at Aldie Va. June 17th 1863 by 1st Mass. Cavy." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Ordway, Corporal