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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 074
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 1/4 inches orange wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-44 W-46 inches
Owner Regiment 16th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Crampton's Pass / Gap
Provenance Flag of the 16th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Crampton's Pass, Maryland, September 1862 by the 4th Vermont Infantry.

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