|Catalog Number||WD 309|
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|
|Owner Regiment||26th Virginia Infantry (tentative)|
|Event||Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek|
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)