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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 283
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: white wool on 3 sides, white canvas on hoist edge.
Attachment: Eyelets.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-45 W-47 inches
Owned Charles N. Gardner
Owner Regiment 3rd Virginia Cavalry (tentative)
Event Battle of Five Forks
Provenance Flag of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry (tentative). Captured at the battle of Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865 by Pvt. Charles N. Gardner, 32nd Massachusetts Infantry.

"Rebel Battle Flag captured April 1st 1865 at the Battle of Five Forks Va. by Private C. Gardiner, Co. E 32nd Mass. Vols. 1st Batt. S.S. 2nd Brigade 2nd Division 5th A.C. April 1st 1865" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Gardner, Charles N.
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg