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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 336
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: white wool on 3 sides, white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-47 inches
Owned Hugh P. Boon
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Capt. Hugh P. Boon, 1st West Virginia Cavalry.

"Rebel battle flag captured in Battle of Sailor's Creek, April 6th, 1865 by Captain H. P. Boon, Co. B, 1st West Virginia Cavalry, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division." (original capture note)

"Rebel flag, captured in Battle at Sailor's Creek April 6th 1865 by Captain H.P. Boon, 1st Va. Vet. Vol. Cavalry 3rd Brigade 3rd Division General Custar Commanding" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Boon, Hugh P.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign