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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 056
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Conserved.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "18th Va. Inf'y" stenciled in white paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: machine-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-44 W-46.5 inches
Owned Charles E. Hunt
Owner Regiment 18th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 18th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863 by Lt. Charles E. Hunt of the 59th New York Infantry.

"Confederate Battle Flag of 18th Virginia Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Hunt, Charles E.