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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 037
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 1/8 inches white wool on 3 sides, 1 7/8 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "1st. Va. Infy" in white paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-45 inches
Owner Regiment 1st Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 1st Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1863 by the 82nd New York Infantry.

"Confederate Battle Flag of the 1st Virginia Infantry, captured by the 82nd New York Volunteers at Gettysburg" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg