|Catalog Number||WD 283|
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.
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|
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)
Gardner, Charles N.
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg