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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 318
Description 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.
Attachment: Eyelets.
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.
Stitching: Hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47 W-42.5 inches
Owned Isaac James
Owner Regiment "Purcell Artillery" (Capt. George M. Cayce) Virginia Light Artillery (tentative)
Event Third Battle of Petersburg
Provenance 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)
People James, Isaac
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects souvenirs