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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 030
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 10 remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed. No center star.
Border: 5/16-inch orange cotton on fly end, originally on 4 sides.
Attachment: None remaining.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-40 W-38 inches
Owner Regiment 25th Virginia Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 25th Virginia Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1863 by the 60th New York Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag captured at battle of gettysburg, pennsylvania, july 2nd 1863 by the 60th regiment new york volunteers, green's 3rd brigade, geary's 2nd division, slocum's 12th army corps" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)