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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 270
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Conserved.
Stars: 4 remaining (of original 13), remnants of 2 other stars; white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/4 inches orange wool originally on 3 sides, originally 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: None remaining.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-27 W-38 inches
Owned Joseph B. Chambers
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit, Virginia Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Fort Stedman / Hare's Hill
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit, Virginia Infantry (tentative). Believed captured at Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia, March 25, 1865 by Private Joseph B. Chambers, 100th Pennsylvania Infantry. WD 270 is the other half of WD 264. Formerly identified as both the 1st Virginia Infantry and the 21st Virginia Infantry.

"Remnant of a battle flag" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Chambers, Joseph B.
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg