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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 304
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 12 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 1 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47 W-48 inches
Owned Thomas W. Custer
Owner Regiment 2nd North Carolina Cavalry (tentative)
Event Battle of Namozine Church
Provenance Flag of the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry (tentative). Captured at the Namozine Church, Virginia, April 2, 1865 by Lt. Thomas W. Custer, 6th Michigan Cavalry. Identification based on modern research.

"Captured by Lieut. Thomas W. Custer, A.D.C. to Bvt. Major Genl. George A. Custer, at the Battle of Namozine Church, Virginia, April 2nd, 1865." (original capture note)

"Rebel Flag, captured by Lieut Thomas W. Custar A.D.C. at the Battle of Harmozine Church Va. April 2nd 1865" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Custer, Thomas W.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign