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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 450
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Conserved.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: white wool on 3 sides, white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-50 W-48.5 inches
Owned Edgar A. Bras
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit, Texas Cavalry, Ector's Texas Brigade (tentative)
Made probably Richmond Depot, Richmond, Virginia, CSA
Event Battle of Spanish Fort
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit, Texas Cavalry, Ector's Texas Brigade (tentative). Captured at Spanish Fort, Alabama, April 8, 1865 by Sgt. Edgar A. Bras, 8th Iowa Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Rebel Flag captured at Spanish Fort, Ala. April 8th 1865 by Serg't Edgar A. Bras Co. K 8th Iowa" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

A Texas officer of this brigade was in Richmond in April/May 1864 and brought this flag (and three others) back to Texas with him, making them some of the very few Richmond Depot flags used in the Western Army, CSA.
People Bras, Edgar A.
Search Terms Battle of Spanish Fort
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