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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 319
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool, 2 1/4 inches white canvas.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47 W-48 inches
Owned John Chapman
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Pvt. John Chapman, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery.

"Rebel Flag, captured at Sailor's Creek, April 6th 1865 by Private John Chapman, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Chapman, John
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign