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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.03.00199
Description 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.
Attachment: Eyelets.
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.
People Doles, George Pierce, Mrs.
Search Terms Overland Campaign
items hidden from Union soldiers
color bearers
Subjects women
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries