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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 360
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 10 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white originally on 3 sides, 2 1/2 inches white on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "40 VA." in yellow paint.
Battle Honors: Stenciled in black paint, "MECHA[NICSVILLE]", "GAINS[' MILL]", "FRAZ[IER'S FARM]", "FREDERICKSBURG.", "CHANCELLORSVILLE.", "GETTYSBURG.", "CEDAR RUN.", "MANASAS No", and "OX HILL."
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-42 inches
Owned William P. Morris
Owner Regiment 40th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of the 40th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, April 6, 1865 by Sgt. William P. Morris, 1st New York Cavalry.

"Battle Flag of the 40th Va Infty, captured in Battle of Sailors Creek April 6th 1865 by 1st Sergt. W.P. Morris Co. C. 1st N.Y. (Lincoln) Cavalry Vols. 3rd Birgade 3rd Division General Custar Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Morris, William P.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign