Flag: 5th Alabama Infantry
This flag is an Army of Northern Virginia, 3rd wool bunting issue. Flags of
this pattern were manufactured at the Richmond Depot between July 1862 and May
1864. This flag was issued to the 5th Alabama Infantry in April, 1863. It was captured at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863
by the 111th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army
Corps. It was forwarded to the U.S. War Department by Brigadier General John
W. Geary and was eventually assigned War Department Capture Number 222.
The flag was returned to the State of Alabama effective March 25, 1905.
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Updated: October 25, 2006