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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 498
Description Pattern: Headquarters, Chief Engineer, A. N. V. flag; red field, white appliqué inscription, "Chief Engineer. / A. N. V."; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: None.
Border: None.
Attachment: None remaining.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Most letters believed machine-sewn; periods are hand-sewn.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-44 W-68 inches
Owned William J. Brewer
Owner Regiment Chief Engineers, Army of Northern Virginia
Provenance Headquarters flag of the Chief Engineer, Army of Northern Virginia. Captured April 4, 1865 by Pvt. William J. Brewer, 2nd New York Cavalry.

"Chief Engineer's Flag Army of Northern Virginia captured April 4th 1865 by William J. Brewer Gen'l Sheridan's Hdqr Scout. Residence, Orange Co. N.Y. (Co. C 2nd N.Y. Cavalry)" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Brewer, William J.
Search Terms Confederate States Engineers
Subjects Engineering
Engineers