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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 124
Description Pattern: Second National flag; wool bunting, cotton.
Stars: 12 stars remaining (originally 13) white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-65 W-69 inches
Owned George E. Hachenberg
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864 by Lt. George E. Hachenberg, 49th Pennsylvania Infantry.

"Rebel Battle Flag captured by Lieut. E. Hackenberg Co. I 49th Penn Volunteers, May 13th 1864, inside the Rebel Works, after a personal struggle he succeeded in bringing the Flag off the field." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Hachenberg, George E.
Search Terms Overland Campaign