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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 049
Description Pattern: First National flag; wool, cotton, silk. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: 11 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: White silk tape and yellow fringe on top and bottom edges, and perhaps originally on fly end, white cotton on hoist edge.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton, silk)
Dimensions H-45 W-55 inches
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Logan's Crossroads / Mill Springs / Fishing Creek (erroneous)
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Logan's Cross Roads, Kentucky, January 1862. Identification based on modern research. Erroneously identified in the Register of Captured Flags as the 18th Virginia Infantry flag; however that unit was not in Kentucky in January 1862.

"Confederate Flag, Stars and Bars…captured by 2nd Lieut. C.E. Hunt 59th New York Volunteers" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Search Terms Battle of Logan's Crossroads / Mill Springs / Fishing Creek