|Catalog Number||WD 181|
Pattern: Second National flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: Canvas border on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-47 W-69 inches|
|Owned||Chester B. Bowen|
|Owner Regiment||Unidentified Unit, Col. George S. Patton's Brigade, Virginia Infantry (tentative)|
|Event||Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon|
Flag of an unidentified unit, Col. George S. Patton's Brigade, Virginia Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864 by Cpl. Chester B. Bowen, 1st New York Dragoons. Identification based on modern research.
"Confederate Battle Flag, captured September 19th 1864 near Winchester Va. By Corporal Chester B. Bonon Co. I 1st N.Y. Dragoons, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Bowen, Chester B.
Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864