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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 035
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. White linen with capture history written in iron gall ink. Conserved.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: white wool on 3 sides, white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "3d Va. Inf'y." in white paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton, linen)
Dimensions H-42 W-44 inches
Owner Regiment 3rd Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 3rd Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1863 by the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry. Believed captured from color bearer Sgt. Robert A. Hutchins, Co. B, 3rd Virginia Infantry, at the stone wall.

"Confederate Battle Flag of the 3rd Virginia Infantry captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2nd 1863" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Hutchins, Robert A.