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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 200
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Conserved.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 1 inch white cotton fringe sewn to reverse wool border, 1 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47.25 W-49 inches
Owned George E. Meach
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit, Gen. Gabriel C. Wharton's Division, Virginia Infantry (tentative)
Event Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon
Provenance Flag of Unidentified Unit, Gen. Gabriel C. Wharton's Division, Virginia Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864 by George E. Meach, 6th New York Cavalry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag caputred September 19th 1864, near Winchester, Virginia, by George E. Mach, Farrier, Co. I 6th N.Y. Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Meach, George E.
Search Terms Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864