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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.04.00096
Date 1861
Description 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.
Attachment: 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.
People Smith, Gustavus Woodson
Breckinridge, Mary [Mrs. John C.]
Search Terms Richmond, Virginia
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
items hidden from Union soldiers
Subjects women
civilians