|Catalog Number||WD 252|
Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/4 inches white unbrushed wool-and-silk challis on 3 sides.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-45.5 W-47 inches|
|Owner Regiment||Unidentified Unit|
|Made||probably Staunton Depot, Staunton, Virginia, CSA|
|Event||Battle of Waynesboro|
Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Waynesboro, Virginia, March 2, 1865 by Pvt. Warren Carman, 1st New York Cavalry.
"Battle Flag captured in Battle at Wainsboro Va. March 2nd 1865 by Private W. Carman Co. H. 1st New York Cav. 3rd Brigade 3rd Division Bvt. Maj. General Geo. A. Custar Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Construction of two flags in MOC collection, WD's 249 and 252, suggest they and other Staunton Depot flags were unique to Early's army in that campaign, supplied from some source in the Shenandoah Valley, using red English bunting.