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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 215
Description Pattern: Army of Tennessee (or Army of Northern Virginia) battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-28 W-37 inches
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Made probably Augusta Depot, Augusta, Georgia, CSA
Event Battle of Nashville
Provenance Flag of unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, December 1864 by the 117th Illinois Infantry.

"Rebel Battle Flag, captured by Private W. F. Moore Co. C 117th Ill. Infantry at the Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16th 1864" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

Jacob Platt of Augusta was the contractor who supplied these Augusta Depot battle flags in early 1864 (based upon surviving requisitions and telegrams).
People Platt, Jacob
Search Terms Battle of Nashville
Franklin-Nashville Campaign