|Catalog Number||WD 278|
Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Twelve remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches orange wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-46.5 W-46 inches|
|Owned||Thomas J. Murphy|
|Owner Regiment||Unidentified Unit, possibly 24th North Carolina Infantry, Gen. Mathew W. Ransom's Brigade (tentative)|
|Event||Battle of Five Forks|
Flag of an unidentified unit, possibly 24th North Carolina Infantry, Gen. Mathew W. Ransom's Brigade (tentative). Captured at the battle of Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865 by Sgt. Thomas J. Murphy, 146th New York Infantry. Identification based on modern research.
"List of battle flags captured in the 146th New York Volunteers during the engagement of April 1st, 1865: Thomas J. Murphy, 1st Sgt., Co G." (original captor note, 4/5/1865)
"Rebel Battle Flag, captured April 1st 1865 by 1st Sergeant Thomas J. Murphy Co. G. 146th New York Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Murphy, Thomas J.
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg