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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 325
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 1/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. On flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-44.5 W-46.5 inches
Owned Thomas W. Custer
Owner Regiment 2nd Virginia Reserve (tentative)
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of the 2nd Virginia Reserve (tentative). Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Lt. Thomas W. Custer, 6th Michigan Cavalry. Identification based on modern research.

"Rebel Battle Flag, Captured by Lieut. Thomas W. Custar A.D.C. at the Battle of Sailor's Creek Va. April 6th 1865" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Custer, Thomas W.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign