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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 096
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches orange wool on three sides.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool; cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-47 inches
Owner Regiment (possibly Georgia battery), Longstreet's Corps (tentative)
Provenance Flag possibly of Georgia battery, Longstreet's Corps (tentative). Found in evacuated entrenchments opposite Loudon, Tennessee, December 1863 by the 82nd Illinois Infantry.

"Confederate Battle Flag, 'Southern Cross' found in the intrenchments opposite Loudon Tenn by the 82nd Illinois Vols. 3d Brigade 3rd Division 11th Army Corps. The works had just been evacuated on our approach." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)