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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 1980.010.00001
Date post-1865
Description Pattern: Possibly Postwar First National flag; wool, cotton. "CSS Virginia Hampton Roads March 8x9-1862" written on hoist edge in black ink.
Stars: Seven white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/2 inches white cotton.
Attachment: N/A
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-48 W-74 inches
Owned Hardin Beverly Littlepage
Owner Regiment CSS Virginia (possibly)
Provenance Navy (Postwar?) flag. Said to be one of the flags of the CSS Virginia. It was in the effects of Hardin Beverly Littlepage, who served as a midshipman on the Virginia and who saved the ship's flags.

NOTE: Numerous construction details suggest this flag may be a postwar reproduction. (See file for more information.)
People Littlepage, Hardin Beverly
Search Terms Confederate States Navy (tentative)
Battle of Hampton Roads (tentative)
Subjects navies (tentative)