|Catalog Number||WD 325|
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|
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)
Custer, Thomas W.