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.
|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.|
Morison, James J.
Battle of White Sulphur Springs