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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 290
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 1/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Entire flag is believed machine-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-49 inches
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit, Gen. Alfred M. Scale's Brigade (tentative)
Event Appomattox Campaign
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit, Gen. Alfred M. Scale's Brigade (tentative). Captured at Bush Run near Farmville, Virginia, April 7, 1865 by the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 24th U. S. Army Corps. Identification based on modern research.

"Rebel Flag captured by the skirmish line of the 1st Brigade 1st Division 24th A.C. April 7th 1865 during the engagement with the rear Guard of Gen'l Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, at Rush River, near Farmville, Virginia" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

Identification is based upon General Longstreet's troops, after crossing Bush River, relieving the cavalry and replacing it with Scale's Brigade (Hyman's) of Wilcox's Division as the rearguard at Farmville.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign