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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.13.00588
Description Pattern: Second National flag; wool, cotton. Postwar inscription in black ink.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches white canvas or cotton ticking on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: Postwar inscription, "GEN. J. E. B. STUART'S FLAG"
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-74 inches
Owned James Ewell Brown Stuart [J. E. B. Stuart]
Provenance Headquarters flag of James Ewell Brown "J. E. B." Stuart. Used as Gen. Stuart's Headquarters flag from October 1863 until he was mortally wounded, May 1864. It was never carried into battle, but always flew over his tent. Whenever Stuart encamped, he ordered a tall sapling brought, to which it was attached.
People Stuart, James Ewell Brown (J. E. B.) (Jeb)