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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 067
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 11 (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "8TH / VA. / REG'T / VOLS." stenciled in black ink on white cloth.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-45 inches
Owner Regiment 8th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 8th Virginia Infantry. Captured battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863 by the 16th Vermont Infantry.

"Confederate Battle flag of the 8th Virginia Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)