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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 309
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 1/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-36 W-35.5 inches
Owned Absalom Jordan
Owner Regiment 26th Virginia Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of the 26th Virginia Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Cpl. Absalom Jordan, 3rd Indiana Cavalry. Identification based upon modern research.

"Rebel Battle Flag, captured in Battle at Sailor's Creeek April 6th 1865 by Corporal Absalom Jordan Co. A. 3rd Inda Vol. Cavalry. Escort to Headquarters 3rd Cavalry Division General Custar Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Jordan, Absalom
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign