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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 162
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Eleven remaining (of original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 2 inches white wool on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: Stenciled in white paint, extremely faded, "2nd MANASSAS", "BOONSBORO", "SHARPSBURG", "FREDERICKSBURG", "CHANCELLORSVILLE", and "ZOAR CHURCH".
Stitching: hand-stitched.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46 W-45 inches
Owned Ira Hough
Owner Regiment 15th South Carolina Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove
Provenance Flag of the 15th South Carolina Infantry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864 by Pvt. Ira Hough of the 8th Indiana Infantry. Identification based on modern research.

"Confederate Battle Flag, captured by Serg't W.A. Haugh Co. E. 8th Indiana 4th Brigade 2nd Division 19th Army Corps" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Hough, Ira
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove