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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 316
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 7/8 white wool on 3 sides; canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-48 W-47 inches
Owned Samuel P. Kenyon
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Pvt. Samuel P. Kenyon, 24th New York Cavalry.

"Rebel battle flag captured in battle at Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865 by S. P. Kenyon, Co. B, 24th New York Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, General Crook Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Kenyon, Samuel P.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign