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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 075
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 13 white polished cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-48 W-46.5 inches
Owner Regiment 55th North Carolina Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 55th North Carolina Infantry (tentative). Believed captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1863. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)