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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 302
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides; canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-44.5 W-48 inches
Owned John F. Benjamin
Owner Regiment 29th Virginia Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of the 29th Virginia Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Cpl. John F. Benjamin, 2nd New York Cavalry. Identification based on modern research.

"Battle Flag of the 9th Virgiia Infantry, captured in Battle at Sailor's Creek April 6th 1865 by Corporal J.F. Benjamin Co. M (Harris') Vol. Cavalry 1st Brigade 3rd Division Maj. Gen. Custar Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Benjamin, John F.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign