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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 092
Description Pattern: First National flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen 8-pointed, white cotton stars.
Border: None.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-42 W-68 inches
Owned Phillip Goettel
Owner Regiment "Semple's Battery" (Capt. Henry C. Semple) Alabama Light Artillery (tentative)
Event Battle of Ringgold Gap
Provenance Flag of "Semple's Battery" (Capt. Henry C. Semple) Alabama Light Artillery (tentative). Captured at Ringgold, GA, November 27, 1863 by Pvt. Phillip Goettel, 149th New York Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Flag, Stars and Bars, thirteen stars (8 pointed) three stars composing are in circle. Captured at Ringold Georgia by Private Phillip Goettel, Company B 149th New York Volunteers, 3rd Brigade 2nd Division 12th Army Corps November 27th 1863." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Goettel, Phillip