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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number WD 238
Description Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Variant: no edging on cross. 1940s Fowler-Richey conservation.
Stars: Eight remaining (of original 13), white cotton, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: None remaining.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (wool, cotton)
Dimensions H-46.5 W-48 inches
Owned Levi Shoemaker
Owner Regiment 22nd Virginia Cavalry (tentative)
Event Battle of Ninevah
Provenance Flag of the 22nd Virginia Cavalry (tentative). Captured near Ninevah, Virginia, November 12, 1864 by Sgt. Levi Shoemaker, 1st West Virginia Cavalry. Identification based on modern research.

"Rebel Battle Flag, captured by Sefeant Levi Schoemaker Co. A. 1st Va. Cavalry on the 12th of November 1864 in an engagement near Ninnevah Va. Brig. Gen. W.H. Powell commanding 2nd Division" (from "Record of Rebel Flags Captured by Union Troops After April 19, 1861", National Archives, RG 94)
People Shoemaker, Levi
Search Terms Battle of Ninevah