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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 081
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches orange wool, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-47 inches
Owner Regiment 47th Alabama Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Antietam / Sharpsburg
Provenance Flag of the 47th Alabama Infantry (tentative). Believed captured at the battle of Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862 by the 35th New York Infantry. Identification based upon modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag, supposed to have been captured by the 35th Regiment New York Volunteers, Colonel Lord commanding, at the battle of Antietam, September 17th, 1862." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)