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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 079
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 13 white polished cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, originally 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: None remaining.
Unit Designation: "57th. Va. Inf'y" in white paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-43.5 W-46 inches
Owned Benjamin H. Jellison
Owner Regiment 57th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 57th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863 by Pvt. Benjamin H. Jellison of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

"Confederate Battle Flag of the 67th [57th] Virginia Infantry. Captured by Private B. H. Jellison 19th Mass. Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Jellison, Benjamin H.