Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; silk.
Stars: Twelve gold paint, 5-pointed; no center star.
Border: 2 inches yellow cotton on 3 sides; 2-inch white sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (silk, cotton); paint|
|Dimensions||H-48.5 W-45.25 inches|
|Owned||Gustavus W. Smith; Mary Breckinridge [Mrs. John C. Breckinridge]|
|Event||evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865|
|Provenance||Headquarters flag of Gustavus W. Smith. Believed issued in November 1861 and used as Gen. Smith's Headquarters flag during the war. Concealed by Mary (Mrs. John C.) Breckinridge and taken from Richmond, Virginia, to avoid capture, April 1865.|
Smith, Gustavus Woodson
Breckinridge, Mary [Mrs. John C.]
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
items hidden from Union soldiers