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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 340
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, 2 1/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets; ties. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Entire flag is believed machine-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-48 W-50 inches
Owned Henry G. Bonebrake
Owner Regiment 35th North Carolina Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Five Forks
Provenance Flag of the 35th North Carolina Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865 by Lt. Henry G. Bonebrake, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Identification based on modern research.

"Battle Flag captured in the battle of Five Forks, April 1st 1865 by Lieut. H.G. Bonebrake Co. G. 17th Penn. Vols. Cav. 2nd Brig. 1st Cav. Division, General Thomas De Vise Commanding" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Bonebrake, Henry G.
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg