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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 041
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "56th Va. Inf'y." in white paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-42 W-45 inches
Owner Regiment 56th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 56th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863 by the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry.

"Confederate Battle Flag of the 56th Virginia Infantry" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)