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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 285
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
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-47 W-50 inches
Owned John W. Johnston
Owner Regiment 16th Mississippi Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Hatcher's Run
Provenance Flag of the 16th Mississippi Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia, April 2, 1865 by Pvt. John W. Johnston, 12th West Virginia Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Rebel Flag, captured by J.W. Johnson Co. B 12th Regiment West Va. Infantry April 2nd 1865 at Hatcher's Run Va." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Johnston, John W.