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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 177
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-51 W-50 inches
Owned John J. Creed
Owner Regiment 6th Alabama Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Fisher's Hill
Provenance Flag of the 6th Alabama Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia, September 22, 1864 by Pvt. John J. Creed, 23rd Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Identification based upon modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag, captured at Fisher's Hill, Virginia September 22nd 1864 by Private John Creed Co. D. 23rd Illinois Veteran Volunteers, 1st Division, Army of West Virginia" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Creed, John J.
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Battle of Fisher's Hill