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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.05.00138
Date 1861
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; silk.
Stars: Thirteen, gold-paint, five-pointed.
Border: 2 inches gold metallic fringe on 3 sides.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk); paint
Dimensions H-49 W-50 inches
Owned Arnold Elzey
Provenance Headquarters flag of Arnold Elzey. Presented by the Ladies of Baltimore, Maryland, November 1861 and used as Gen. Elzey's Headquarters flag.

"A Confederate States battle flag, which was sent to Major General Arnold Elsey by the ladies of Baltimore, Maryland, after the first battle of Manassas, for his Headquarters flag. On the death of General Elzey the flag remained in the keeping of his wife. Some years later Mrs. Elzey gave this flag to my own wife, as she knew that I had served on General Elzey's staff as Aide de Camp both in the Army of Northern Virginia and in the Army of Tennesseeā€¦." - donor letter
People unidentified women of Baltimore, Maryland
Elzey (Jones), Arnold
Subjects women
civilians