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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 120
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 11 remaining (of original 13); white, cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 1 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-46 inches
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864 by Gen. David B. Birney's Division.

"Rebel Battle Flag captured May 12th 1864 by Birney's Division 2nd Army Corps." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Search Terms Overland Campaign