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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 018
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches orange wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: Stenciled in black ink on white linen cloth, "WILLIAMSBURG" and "SEVEN PINES!"
Stitching: hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton, linen)
Dimensions H-47 W-48 inches
Owner Regiment 4th North Carolina Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Chancellorsville
Provenance Flag of the 4th North Carolina Infantry (tentative). Captured at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863, by the 7th Ohio Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag captured at Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3rd 1863 by the 7th Ohio Regiment" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)