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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 039
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Capture history written in black ink on upper quadrant. Conserved.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white cotton on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: Stenciled in yellow paint, serif letters: "MANASSAS" in upper quadrant; "SEVEN PINES" in left quadrant; "GAINES FARM" in right quadrant; "MALVERN HILL" in lower quadrant.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-47 inches
Owned Ferdinando Maggi
Owner Regiment 11th Mississippip Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 11th Mississippi Infantry (tentative). Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863 by Sgt. Ferdinando Maggi of the "Garibaldi Guards," 39th New York Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag, captured by Sergeant Mazzi 39th New York Volunteers (Garibaldi Guards)" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Maggi, Ferdinando
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg