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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 356
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Conserved.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 4 sides, 1 3/4 inches red wool sleeve on hoist edge.
Attachment: Sleeve. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-43.5 W-47.5 inches
Owned Thomas Anderson
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Made probably Charleston Depot, Charleston, South Carolina, CSA
Event Battle of Appomattox Station
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at Appomattox Station, Virginia, April 8, 1865 by Cpl Thomas Anderson, 1st West Virginia Cavalry.

"Battle Flag Captured in Battle of Appomattox Station, April 8th 1865 by Corp'l Thomas Andersonn Co. I 1st West Va. Vet. Vol. Cav. 3rd Brigade 2nd Division General Custar Commanding" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

Probably Charleston Depot, 1st issued April 1863 for Dept. of SC, GA, & FL
People Anderson, Thomas
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign