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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.13.01749
Description Pattern: Second National flag; wool.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, embroidered, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches silver fringe on 3 sides; 3/4-inch cotton on hoist edge.
Attachment: Nails / tacks.
Unit Designation: "8TH VA. CAVALRY." embroidered.
Battle Honors: "WHITE 'SULPHUR' SPRINGS',' AUG. 26TH & 27TH 1863." embroidered.
Material textile (wool)
Dimensions H-52.5 W-113 inches
Owner Regiment 8th Virginia Cavalry
Event Battle of Moorefield
Provenance Flag of the 8th Virginia Cavalry. Captured at Moorefield, West Virginia, August 1864 by 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Procured from a Union sergeant in Washington, D.C., by Mr. James J. Morison in 1864.
People Morison, James J.
Search Terms Battle of White Sulphur Springs