|Catalog Number||WD 300|
Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton 5-point stars.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 1 3/4 inches white canvas.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-48.75 W-47 inches|
|Owned||Joseph B. Kershaw; Smith Larimer|
|Owner Regiment||Headquarters, Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw (tentative)|
|Event||Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek|
Headquarters flag of Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw (tentative). Believed to be the headquarters flag for Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw. Captured at Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 1865 by Cpl. Smith Larimer, 2nd Ohio Cavalry. Identification based on modern research.
"Rebel General Kershaw's headquarter's flag, captured in battle of Sailor's Creek, April 6th, 1865 by Corporal Smith Larimer, Co. G, 2nd Ohio." (original capture note)
"Rebel Flag, of General Kershaw's Hd Qrs captured in Battle at Sailor's Creek April 6th 1865 by Corp'l Smith Larimore Co. G. 2nd Ohio Vet. Vol. Cav. 1st Brigade 3rd Cav. Division Bvt. Maj. Gen'l Geo. A. Custar Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Kershaw, Joseph Brevard