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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 295
Description Pattern: Second National flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: Canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Sleeve. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-64.5 inches
Owned Rudolph Riddell
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Lt. Rudolph Riddell, 61st New York Infantry.

"Rebel Flag captured by Lieut. Randolph Biddell Co. I 61st New York Volunteers April 6th 1865" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Riddell, Rudolph
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign