|Catalog Number||WD 138|
Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 10 remaining (of original 13); white polished cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: originally 1 3/8 inches orange wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-48 W-46 inches|
|Owned||John H. Weeks|
|Owner Regiment||5th Louisiana Infantry (tentative)|
|Event||Battle of Spotsylvania Court House|
Flag of the 5th Louisiana Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864 by Pvt. John H. Weeks, 152nd New York Infantry. Identification based on modern research.
"Rebel Battle Flag taken by 152nd New York Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Weeks, John H.