Flag: 11th Alabama Infantry
Catalogue No. 86.3951.1
(PN10182)

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Provenance Reconstruction:

This flag is an Army of Northern Virginia, 3rd wool bunting issue. Flags of this issue were manufactured at the Richmond Depot between July 1862 and May 1864. The flag of the 11th Alabama Infantry was captured at the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862 by the 57th New York Volunteers, Richardson's Division, Sumner's Corps. In the Selma Reporter, November 4, 1862 the flag was described as "badly torn and blood stained." The flag was eventually forwarded to the U.S. War Department where it was assigned Capture Number 61. It was returned to the State of Alabama effective March 25, 1905.



Sources:
       Curator's Object Files, Civil War Flags, Alabama Department of Archives and History.

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