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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 137
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 1 1/2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "4 VA I." stenciled in yellow paint.
Battle Honors: Stenciled in black paint, "MANASSAS NO. 1.", "KEARNSTOWN.", "WINCHESTER NO. 1.", "PORT REPUBLIC.", "CHANTILLY.", "HARPER'S FERRY.", "SHARPSBURG.", "FREDERICKSBURG.", "KERNEYSVILLE.", "CHANCELLORSVILLE.", "WINCHESTER NO. 2", "GETTYSBURG.", "COLD HARBOR.", "MALVERN HILL.", "CEDAR RUN.", and "MANASSAS NO. 2."
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-41.5 W-43 inches
Owned Benjamin Morse (tentative)
Owner Regiment 4th Virginia Infantry
Event Battle of the Wilderness
Provenance Flag of the 4th Virginia Infantry. Captured at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 12, 1864 probably by Pvt. Benjamin Morse of the 3rd Michigan Infantry.

"Rebel Battle Flag of the 4th Virginia Infantry taken May 12th 1864 in the Battle of the Wilderness" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Morse, Benjamin (tentative)
Search Terms Overland Campaign