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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 267
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 12 remaining (of original 13); white polished cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46.5 W-44 inches
Owned Charles Oliver
Owner Regiment 31st Georgia Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Fort Stedman / Hare's Hill
Provenance Flag of the 31st Georgia Infantry (tentative). Believed captured at the Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia, March 25, 1865 (believed) by Sgt. Charles Oliver, 100th Pennsylvania Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Oliver, Charles