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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 152
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Conserved.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 1/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47 W-48.5 inches
Owned Albert D. Wright
Owner Regiment 49th North Carolina Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of the Crater
Provenance Flag of the 49th North Carolina Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Petersburg, Virginia, July 30, 1864 by Capt. Albert D. Wright of the 43rd US Colored Troops (USCT). Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag captured by Capt. Wright 43rd U.S. Colored Troops at the Battle fo Petersburg Va. July 30th 1864 Ferrero's Division 9th Army Corps" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Wright, Albert D.
unidentified African Americans
Search Terms USCT's
United States Colored Troops
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Crater
Subjects African Americans
soldiers