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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 132
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 13 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4 inches white.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: Stenciled in white paint, "COAL HARBOR", "WHITE OAK SWAMP", "SHARPSBURG", "UPPERVILLE", "GETTYSBURG", "FREDERICKSBURG", and "CHANCELLORSVILLE".
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-48 W-48 inches
Owner Regiment "King William Artillery" (Capt. William P. Carter's Battery) Virginia Light Artillery (tentative)
Event Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Provenance Flag of the "King William Artillery" (Capt. William P. Carter's Battery) Virginia Light Artillery (tentative). Captured at the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864 by the 2nd U. S. Army Corps. Identification based on modern research.

"Rebel Battle Flag" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
Search Terms Overland Campaign