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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 197
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Eight remaining (of original 13), white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: Partial "--I." in yellow paint
Battle Honors: Painted in black, "MANASSA[S No. 1.]", "KEARNSTO[WN.]", "WINCHESTER", "PORT REPUBL[IC.]", "MANASSAS No. 2.", "CHANTILLY.", "FREDERICKSBURG.", "CHANCELLORSVILLE.", "WINCHESTER No. 2.", "GETTYSBURG.", "COLD HARBOR.", "MALVERN HILL.", and "CEDAR RUN."
Stitching: hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-42 W-44.5 inches
Owned R. P. Chew
Owner Regiment 2nd Virginia Infantry
Event Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon
Provenance Flag of the 2nd Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864 by the 37th Massachusetts Infantry. When this flag was returned by act of the U.S. Government in 1905, it was taken by Capt. Lamb to Charlestown, West Virginia, and given to Col. R. P. Chew. After Chew's death, Adjut. S.C. Young brought the flag to Richmond and gave it to Adjt. Peay at Lee Camp [Hail?]."

"Confederate Battle Flag, of the 2nd Virginia Infantry, Stonewall's old Brigade, Early's Corps, Thirteen battle inscribed upon it. Captured by the 34th Wisc. Volunteers 3rd Brigade 1st Division 6th Army Corps at the Battle of Winchester September 19th 1864" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Chew, Robert Preston
Search Terms Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864