Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Eleven remaining (of original thirteen) white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge; 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton)|
|Dimensions||H-43.5 W-47.5 inches|
|Owned||Mrs. Geroge Doles|
|Owner Regiment||4th Georgia Infantry|
|Event||Battle of Spotsylvania Court House|
|Provenance||Second battle flag issued to the 4th Georgia Infantry. At the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 1864, the wounded colorbearer concealed the flag to avoid capture. Flag later sent to Col. George Doles' wife in Milledgeville, Georgia, for safekeeping.|
Doles, George Pierce, Mrs.
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