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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 219
Description Pattern: Army of Tennessee battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Eleven remaining (of original 12), portion of an additional star; white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-36 W-49 inches
Owned George Stokes
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit, Gen. Claudius W. Sear's Brigade, Mississippi Infantry (tentative)
Made probably Mobile Depot, Mobile, Alabama, CSA
Event Battle of Richland Creek
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit, Gen. Claudius W. Sear's Brigade, Mississippi Infantry (tentative). Captured at Richland Creek, near Nashville, Tennessee, December 1864 by Pvt. George Stokes, 122nd Illinois Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Rebel Battle Flag, captured by George Stokes, Private Co. D. 122nd Ill. Vols. At the Battle of Richland Creek, near Nashville Tennessee Dec 15th 1864" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Stokes, George