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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.08.00014
Description Pattern: Van Dorn battle flag; cotton, silk. White silk crescent moon, 10.5" high. Double-sided.
Stars: Thirteen white silk, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 1/2 inches red cotton on hoist edge, 3 inches yellow wool fringe on 3 sides.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (cotton, silk, wool)
Dimensions H-47 W-76 inches
Owned Waldo P. Johnson
Owner Regiment 4th Missouri Infantry
Made possibly women of Guntown, Mississippi, CSA
Event Battle of Pea Ridge / Elkhorn Tavern
Provenance Flag of the 4th Missouri Infantry. According to donor, was carried in Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 1862; if so, would be one of earliest issued Van Dorn pattern flags. Owned in postwar years by Lt. Col. Waldo P. Johnson.

The Van Dorn flags for the Missouri Brigade are believed to have been made in June 1862 by the ladies of Guntown, Mississippi.
People Johnson, Waldo P.