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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 001
Description Pattern: First National flag; wool, cotton, canvas. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Eleven white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 inch white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "12th REGT VA VOL" stenciled in black ink on white bar.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-26 W-49.5 inches
Owner Regiment 12th Virginia Cavalry
Event Battle of Beverly Ford
Provenance Flag of the 12th Virginia Cavalry. Captured near Beverly Ford, Virginia, June 1863 by Gen. Judson Kilpatrick.

"Confederate flag stars and bars of 12th Virginia Volunteers, captured in Cavalry engagement near Beverly Ford, June 1863 by General Kilpatrick U. States" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)