Pattern: Postwar Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; silk, wool.
Stars: Thirteen white silk over wool, 5-pointed.
Border: possibly a 3-inch white silk border on fly edge, 1 inch white silk on hoist edge.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (silk, wool)|
|Dimensions||H-27.5 W-39.5 inches|
|Owned||J. Taylor Ellyson|
|Event||reinterment of Jefferson Davis, 1893|
|Provenance||Postwar flag from Davis's Funeral Procession, Raleigh, North Carolina. Jefferson Davis died on December 6, 1889 in New Orleans, Louisiana. There was a funeral procession through Raleigh, North Carolina, prior to his reinterment on May 30, 1893. The flag was given to Mr. J. Taylor Ellyson to carry on the funeral car to Richmond, Virginia.|
Ellyson, James Taylor
Reinterment of Jefferson Davis at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia 1893