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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 233
Description Pattern: Army of Tennessee battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-29 W-40 inches
Owner Regiment "Cherokee Artillery" AKA "Corput's Battery" (Capt. Max Van Den Corput) Georgia Light Artillery (tentative)
Made probably Augusta Depot, Augusta, Georgia, CSA
Event Battle of Resaca
Provenance Flag of the "Cherokee Artillery", also known as "Corput's Battery" (Capt. Max Van Den Corput) Georgia Light Artillery (tentative). Captured at Battle of Resaca, Georgia, May 1864 Captured by the 5th Ohio Infantry. (See file for additional history.) Identified by modern research.

"Rebel Battle Flag captured at the Battle of Resaca, Georgia, May 15th 1864 by Corpl. H. Syrell Co. H 5th Ohio Vet. Vols. At the "Sunken" Battery in front of the 1st Brigade 2nd Division, 20th A.C. Forwarded by Brig. Gen. John W. Geary Comdg. 2nd Division, 20th A.C." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

Jacob Platt of Augusta was the contractor who supplied these Augusta Depot battle flags in early 1864 (based upon surviving requisitions and telegrams).
People Platt, Jacob