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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 452
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; variant (rectangular field); wool, cotton.
Stars: Twelve (no center star); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches orange cotton on 3 sides, 1 7/8 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-39 W-47.75 inches
Owned John Whitmore
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Made probably Mobile Depot, Mobile, Alabama, CSA
Event Battle of Fort Blakely
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at Fort Blakely, Alabama, April 9, 1865 by Pvt. John Whitmore, 119th Illinois Infantry.

"Rebel Flag captured at Blakely, Ala. April 9th 1865 by Private John Whitemore Co. F. 119th Ill. Vols." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Whitmore, John
Search Terms Mobile Campaign