|Catalog Number||WD 171|
Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on lower and upper edges, fly edge is missing, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-47 W-45 inches|
|Owned||Edward R. Hanford|
|Owner Regiment||34th battalion Virginia Cavalry or 36th battalion Virginia Cavalry (tentative)|
Flag of the 34th battalion Virginia Cavalry or 36th battalion Virginia Cavalry (tentative). Captured near Woodstock, Virginia, October 9, 1864 by Pvt. Edward R. Hanford of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry. Identification based on modern research. Erroneously identified in the Register of Captured Flags as the 32nd battalion Virginia Cavalry; however, that unit was consolidated with other units by October 1864.
"Confederate Battle Flag of the 32nd Batt. Va. Calvalry. Captured by Private Edward Handford Co. H. 2nd U.S. Cavalry near Woodstock Va. October 9th 1864" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Hanford, Edward R.