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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 345
Description Pattern: First National flag; cotton, flannel.
Stars: 10 white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: 1/2 inch white silk take trim on three sides.
Attachment: N/A. With flagstaff (a).
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (cotton, flannel)
Dimensions H-60 W-100 inches
Owned Wesley Gibbs
Owner Regiment Unidentified Unit
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Flag of an unidentified unit. Captured at the battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865 by Sgt. Wesley Gibbs, 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery.

"Confederate Standard, captured by Sergeant Wesley Gibbs Co. B. 2nd Conn. H.A. Vols at the Vattle of Little Sailor's Creek April 6th 1865 2nd Brig. 1st Division 6th Corps" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Gibbs, Wesley
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign