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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 322
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white on 3 sides, 2 inches white cotton on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: stars and cross are hand-stitched, rest of flag is machine-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-48.5 W-45 inches
Owned William W. Winegar
Owner Regiment 11th Virginia Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Five Forks
Provenance Flag of the 11th Virginia Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865 by Lt. William W. Winegar, 1st New York Dragoons. Identification based on modern research [that captor assaulted part of line held by 11th VA; not a positive identification. See file for additional information].

"Rebel Battle Flag, captured at the Battle of Five forks April 1st 1865 by Lieut. W.W. Winnegar Co. B. 1st N.Y. Dragoons, 2nd Brig. 1st Cavalry Division Gen'l Devin Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Winegar, William W.
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg