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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 315
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 3 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 white wool on 2 remaining sides; white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-48 W-38 inches
Owned John R. Norton
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Lt. John R. Norton, 1st New York Cavalry.

"Rebel battle flag, Captured in battle April 6th, 1865. at Sailor's Creek, Va. By Lieut. John R. Norton, Co. M, 1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division." (original capture note)

"Rebel Battle Flag, captured at Sailor's Creek April 6th 1865 by Lieut. John R. Norton Co. M. 1st N.Y. Lincoln Cavalry 1st Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division, Gen. Custar Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Norton, John R.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign