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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 059
Description Pattern: First National flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: 11 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: white cotton sleeve on hoist edge.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-51.5 W-70 inches
Owner Regiment 2nd Georgia Battalion (tentative)
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Flag of the 2nd Georgia Battalion (tentative). Captured at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863. Possible identification based upon modern research.

"Confederate Flag, stars and bars" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)