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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.11.00172
Description Pattern: N/A; flag fragment; cotton, wool.
Stars: None.
Border: None.
Attachment: None.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material wool/cotton
Event Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Provenance Bunting fragment of Rebel Flag captured by Federal forces in Richmond, VA, and which floated over Confederate Capitol.

"May 1st, 1865: This may certify the the [sic] accompanying bit of bunting is a fragment of the Rebel flag captured by our forces in this city, and which floated over the Confederate Capitol. (signed) A. B. Lawrence, Lt. Col & Chief Qr. Master Etc." Written on letterhead "Office Chief Quarter-Master, Army of the James. Prof. Horace Biggs, Buffalo NY"
People Lawrence, A. B.
Biggs, Horace
Search Terms Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
items captured by Union soldiers
items taken by Union soldiers
Occupation of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
United States Army
Virginia State Capitol
Subjects flags