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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 153
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Conserved.
Stars: 10 remaining (of original 13), white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white cotton on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "47 VA." in yellow paint.
Battle Honors: Stenciled in black paint, "SEVEN PINES.", "MECHANICSVILLE.", "GAINS MILLS.", "FRAZIER'S FARM.", "HARPER'S FERRY.", "SHARPSBURG.", "SHEPHERDSTOWN.", "FREDERICKSBURG.", "CHANCELLORSVILLE.", "GETTYSBURG.", "CEDAR RUN.", "MANASSAS No. 2.", and "OX HILL."
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47 W-47 inches
Owned Charles Brown
Owner Regiment 47th Virginia Infantry
Event Second Battle of the Weldon Railroad / Globe Tavern
Provenance Flag of the 47th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Weldon Railroad, Virginia, August 19, 1864 by Sgt. Charles Brown, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry.

"Confederate Battle Flag captured by 50th Penn. Vet. Volunteers 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Brown, Charles
Search Terms Second Battle of the Weldon Railroad / Globe Tavern
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects souvenirs