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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 065
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: "9th. Va. Inf'y" in white paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-40.5 W-43.5 inches
Owned John Clopp
Owner Regiment 9th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863 by Pvt. John Clopp of the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry.

"Confederate Battle Flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry captured on the 3rd day of July 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg Penn. By Private John E. Clopp Co. F, 71st Penn. Vols." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Clopp, John
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg