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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 066
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Conserved.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: In white paint on both sides. On obverse, "MECHANICSVILLE" and "HANOVER" in upper quadrant; "OX HILL" and "HARPERS FERRY" in right quadrant; "COLD HARBOR" and "FRAZIERS FARM" in lower quadrant; "MANNASSAS" and "CEDAR RUN" in left quadrant. On reverse, "MANNASSAS JUNCTION" in upper quadrant; "SHARPSBURG" (there is a "Y" under the "G") in the right quadrant; "MALVERN HILL" in lower quadrant; and "SHEPHEDSTOWN" in left quadrant.
Stitching: hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-48 W-49 inches
Owned Morris Brown, Jr.
Owner Regiment 28th North Carolina Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 28th North Carolina Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863 by Capt. Morris Brown, Jr. of the 126th New York Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag. Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3rd 1863 by M. Brown Jr., Captain Co. A. 126th Regiment New York Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Brown, Morris, Jr.