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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.13.01947
Description Pattern: Army of Tennessee battle flag; wool, cotton. White appliqué unit designation.
Stars: Twelve remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: "54 VA" in white applique.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-35 W-49 inches
Owner Regiment 54th Virginia Infantry
Made probably Augusta Depot, Augusta, Georgia, CSA
Event Battle of Bentonville
Provenance Flag of the 54th Virginia Infantry. Captured at Bentonville, North Carolina, March 19, 1865 by the 14th Michigan Infantry and sent to the State of Michigan. Returned to Virginia in 1941.

Jacob Platt of Augusta was the contractor who supplied these Augusta Depot battle flags in early 1864 (based upon surviving requisitions and telegrams).
People Platt, Jacob
Search Terms Items taken North by Union soldiers and later returned South
Battle of Bentonville
Carolinas Campaign