|Description||Ferrule: One of two conically shaped pieces of copper tethered by a leather strap. One is stamped "U.S."|
|Dimensions||W-1 L-7.5 inches|
|Owned||John W. Basore|
|Owner Regiment||62nd Virginia Infantry|
|Event||Battle of New Market|
This socket of the flag-staff of the 62nd Virginia Infantry, long treasured by captain John W. Basore, of Broadway, Virginia, who served throughout the Civil War, first in the 25th, and later in the 62nd Virginia Infantry, and died at Broadway, August 5, 1918, is now presented with memorial thought to the Confederate Museum.
"Given to the 62nd Virginia Infantry by the ladies of Dr. Reed's church of Richmond, Virginia, the flag was shot down four times at New Market, May 15, 1864. 'Nance' the colour bearer was first bored through by two balls. Capt. Currence then picked it up and fell dead, then Lieut. Woodley with the same result. The fourth man fell wounded, but planted it before going to the rear, and it continued to wave and soon again went forward through Joe Winters. It was shot down three times at Fishershill. The last time it was in the hands of Lieut. Huggart, whose leg was broken; picked up by Lieut. Pugh, Col. Smith seized it and continued to wave it. The regiment lost one half of its men at New Market and about half at Williamsport, Md. It was never captured or surrendered."
Basore, John W.
Battle of New Market