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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.00.00009
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool with polished cotton cross edging.
Stars: Twelve white cotton, 5-pointed; no center star.
Border: None.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47 W-51 inches
Owned T. B. Shockley
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit, Alabama
Made probably Mobile Depot, Mobile, Alabama, CSA
Provenance Battle flag of unidentified unit, Alabama.
Said to have been an artillery unit flag saved from capture in November 1864 by Capt. T. B. Shockley, Alabama Cavalry.

"It went through several fights, and at the close of the war was brought away by color-bearer Captain Shockley. He gave the flag to Cadet McMillan, to be given to Mrs. A. E. Beck for safekeeping." (1905 Catalog)
People Shockley, T. B.
Search Terms color bearers
items hidden from Union soldiers