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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 196
Description Pattern: First National flag; wool, silk. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Eleven white wool, 5-pointed.
Border: white silk tape and fringe
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, silk)
Dimensions H-46 W-71 inches
Owned Gabriel Cole
Owner Regiment 45th Virginia Infantry (tentative)
Event Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon
Provenance Flag of the 45th Virginia Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864 by Cpl. Gabriel Cole, 5th Michigan Cavalry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Colors, stars and bars, captured by Private Gabriel Cole Company I 5th Michigan Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Winchester, September 19th 1864" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Cole, Gabriel
Search Terms Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864