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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 131
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 1 1/2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "44 VA." stenciled in yellow paint.
Battle Honors: Painted in black, "GREENBRIER RIVER", "McDOWELL.", "WINCHESTER.", "CROSS KEYS.", "CHANTILLY.", "MANASSAS No. 2.", "HARPERS FERRY.", "SHARPSBURG.", "FREDERICKSBURG.", "CHANCELLORSVILLE.", "GETTYSBURG.", "PORT REPUBLIC.", "COLD HARBOR.", "MALVERN HILL.", and "BRISTOW STATION".
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-44 inches
Owned Albert Marsh
Owner Regiment 44th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Provenance Flag of the 44th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864 by Sgt. Albert Marsh, 64th New York Infantry.

"44th Va. Rebel Battle Flag captured at the Battle fo the Wilderness May 12th 1864 by Serg't Albert March Company B 64th New York Volunteers, 1st Division 2nd Army Corps C" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Marsh, Albert
Search Terms Overland Campaign