Flag: 48th Alabama Infantry
This flag an Army of Northern Virginia, 6th wool bunting issue. It was
manufactured at the Richmond Depot during the winter of 1864-65. The flag was
apparently surrendered at Appomattox and eventually forwarded to the U.S. War
Department in Washington. There, it was assigned Capture Number 392 and
described as "Battle-flag of the forty-eight Alabama, Fields Division, Longstreets'
corps." The flag was returned to the State of Alabama effective March 25, 1905.
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Updated: October 25, 2006