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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 249
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 12 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white unbrushed wool-and-silk challis on 3 sides.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-44 W-49 inches
Owned Michael Crowley
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Made probably Staunton Depot, Staunton, Virginia, CSA
Event Battle of Waynesboro
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Waynesboro, Virginia, March 2, 1865 by Pvt. Michael Crowley, 22nd New York Cavalry.

"Rebel Battle Flag captured in Battle at Wainsboro Va. March 2nd 1865 by Private M. Crowley Co. A 22nd New York Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division Bvt. Maj. Genl.Geo A. Custar commanding." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

Construction of two flags in MOC collection, WD's 249 and 252, suggest they and other Staunton Depot flags were unique to Early's army in that campaign, supplied from some source in the Shenandoah Valley, using red English bunting.
People Crowley, Michael