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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 264
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Conserved.
Stars: 1 remaining, remnants of 3 stars; white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1 1/4 inches orange wool originally on 3 sides, 2 inches white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46.5 W-31 inches
Owned Monterville D. DeWire
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit, Virginia Infantry (tentative)
Event Battle of Fort Stedman / Hare's Hill
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit, Virginia Infantry (tentative). Believed captured at Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia, March 25, 1865 by Cpl. Monterville D. DeWire, 100th Pennsylvania Infantry. WD 270 is the other half of WD 264. Formerly identified as both the 1st Virginia Infantry and the 21st Virginia Infantry.

"Staff and remnant of flag" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People DeWire, Monterville D.