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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 274
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Six remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool originally on 3 sides, 1 3/4 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: "14th" in white paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-39 inches
Owned Joseph DeCastro (tentative)
Owner Regiment 14th Virginia Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Five Forks
Provenance Flag of the 14th Virginia Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865 by the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. Modern research suggests that the flag may actually have been captured at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, by Joseph DeCastro of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

"Flag of the 14th Va. Regiment, captured by Sergeant H.A. Delavie Co. I 11th Penn. Volunteers 2nd Brigade 3rd Division 5th Army Corps, at the the Battle of Five Forks, Va. April 1st 1865" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People DeCastro, Joseph (tentative)
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg (tentative)
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg