|Catalog Number||WD 318|
Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 6 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool originally on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: In black paint, sans serif letters, faded. "ACQUIA CREEK", "MANASSAS 21ST JULY", "EVANS PORT", "FREESTONE POINT" in upper quadrant. "MECHANICSVILLE", "GAINES MILL", and "MALVERN HILL" in left quadrant. "HARPER'S FERRY", "SHARPSBURG", and 'FREDERICKSBURG" in lower quadrant.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-47 W-42.5 inches|
|Owner Regiment||"Purcell Artillery" (Capt. George M. Cayce) Virginia Light Artillery (tentative)|
|Event||Third Battle of Petersburg|
Flag of the "Purcell Artillery" (Capt. George M. Cayce) Virginia Light Artillery (tentative). Captured at the battle of Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865 by Pvt. Isaac James, 110th Ohio Infantry. Identification based on modern research.
"This flag was captured by Private Isaac James, Co. H, 110th Ohio Volunteers, at the battle of Petersburg, VA, April 2, 1865." (original capture note)
"Flag, captured at the Battle of Petersburg VA. April 2nd 1865 by Pribate Isaac James Co. A. 110th Ohio Vols." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg