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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 100
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton, canvas. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "40 VA." stenciled in yellow paint.
Battle Honors: Stenciled in black paint, in upper quadrant, "MECHANICSVILLE.", "COLD HARBOR.", and "FRAZIER'S FARM."; in left quadrant, "CEDAR RUN.", "MANASSAS.", and "OX HILL."; in right quadrant, "HARPER'S FERRY.", "SHARPSBURG.", and "SHEPHERDSTOWN."; and in the lower quadrant, "FREDERICKSBURG." and "CHANCELLORSVILLE."
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45.5 W-47 inches
Owner Regiment 40th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Williamsport / Hagerstown / Falling Waters
Provenance Flag of the 40th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Falling Waters, Maryland, July 14, 1863 by the 1st Michigan Cavalry.

"Battle Flag of the 40th Virginia Infantry, Southern Cross captured by the 1st Michigan Cavalry, at Falling Waters, Maryland July 14th, 1863." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Search Terms Battle of Williamsport / Hagerstown / Falling Waters
Gettysburg Campaign