|Catalog Number||WD 177|
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|
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)
Creed, John J.
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Battle of Fisher's Hill