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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 214
Description Pattern: Army of Tennessee battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-26 W-34.5 inches
Owned William Garnett
Owner Regiment "Standford's Battery" (Capt. Thomas J. Stanford) Mississippi Light Artillery (tentative)
Made probably Augusta Depot, Augusta, Georgia, CSA
Event Battle of Nashville
Provenance Flag of "Standford's Battery" (Capt. Thomas J. Stanford) Mississippi Light Artillery (tentative). Captured at the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, December 1864 by Sgt. William Garnett, 41st Ohio Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Rebel Battle Flag, captured by Serg't Wm. Garrett Co. C. 41st Ohio V1(?). Infantry at the battle of Brentwood Hills, December 16th 1864" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

Jacob Platt of Augusta was the contractor who supplied these Augusta Depot battle flags in early 1864 (based upon surviving requisitions and telegrams).
People Garnett, William
Platt, Jacob
Search Terms Battle of Brentwood Hills
Battle of Nashville
Franklin-Nashville Campaign