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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 255
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 3/4 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-47 W-48 inches
Owned Richard Bowey
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit, Gen. Lunsford L. Lomax's Cavalry Division
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit, Gen. Lunsford L. Lomax's Cavalry Division. Captured at Charlottesville, Virginia, March 5, 1865 by Sgt. Richard Bowey, 1st West Virginia Cavalry. Charlottesville and the University of Virginia were occupied by Union cavalry under the command of Philip H. Sheridan from March 3 to March 6, 1865.

"This battle flag was captured at Charlottesville, Va., March 5th, 1865 by Sergeant Richard Bowry, Co. A, 1st Virginia Cavalry." (original capture note, undated)

"Battle Flag, captured at Charlottesville, Virginia, March 2nd by Sergt. Richard Boury Co. C. 1st Va. Cav. 2nd and 3rd Division. Bvt. Major General Geo. A. Custar Commdg." (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)

People Bowey, Richard
Search Terms Occupation of Charlottesville, Virginia
Subjects Occupations, Military