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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 199
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white polished cotton 5-point stars.
Border: 1 1/2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 1 1/2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. On flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-50 W-50 inches
Owned O. S. Muldun; William Smith; Thomas Kelly
Owner Regiment Gen. Howell Cobb's Georgia Legion, Infantry battalion (tentative)
Event Battle of Guard Hill / Crooked Run
Provenance Flag of Gen. Howell Cobb's Georgia Legion, Infantry battalion (tentative). Captured at Front Royal, Virginia, August 16, 1864 by Pvt. O. S. Muldun, Pvt William Smith, and Pvt. Thomas Kelly, 6th New York Cavalry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag, captured by Private O.S. Muldurn, Co. I William Smith Co. D and Kelly Co. H 6th New York Cavalry, near Front Royal, Virginia, August 16th 1864" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Muldun, O. S.
Smith, William
Kelly, Thomas
Search Terms Battle of Guard Hill / Crooked Run
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864