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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 168
Description Pattern: First National flag; wool, silk.
Stars: Eleven (center star is larger than other 10), 5-pointed
Border: 1 1/4 inches gold fringe over gold silk edge, 3/8-inch gold silk.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, silk)
Dimensions H-17.5 W-20.25 inches
Owned James Compston
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove (tentative)
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Possibly captured at the battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia. Believed taken from an evacuated Confederate camp in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, 1864 by Pvt. James Compston, 71st Ohio Infantry.

"Confederate Colors, captured by James M. Compston Co. D 71st ohio Regiment, 2nd Brigade 2nd Division, Army of West Virginia" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Compston, James
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864 (tentative)
Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove (tentative)