|Catalog Number||WD 461|
Pattern: Army of Tennessee battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: white canvas on hoist edge.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-38.5 W-58 inches|
|Owned||Richard H. Cogsriff|
|Owner Regiment||Unidentified Unit|
|Event||Battle of Columbus|
Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at Columbus, Georgia, April 16, 1865 by Pvt. Richard H. Cogsriff, 4th Iowa Cavalry.
"This flag was captured at Columbus, Georgia, April 16th, 1865, on the west end of the bridge by Private Richard H. Cosgriff, Co L, 4th Iowa Cavalry… Private Cosgriff knocked the bearer down with his carbine before he could obtain possession of the flag." (original capture note)
"This Flag, was captured at Columbus Ga. April 16th 1865 on the west end of the bridge by Private Richard H. Cogsriff Co. L 4th Iowa Cavalry 1st Brig. 4th Div. Cav. Corps, M.D.M. Private Cogsriff knocked the bearer down with his carbine before he could obtain possession of it. Upton's Division, Winslow's Brigade" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Cogsriff, Richard H.