|Catalog Number||WD 200|
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|
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)
Meach, George E.
Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864