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Brigadier General Bradley T. Johnson's Headquarters Guidon, Second Confederate National Pattern, Civil War

Brigadier General Bradley T. Johnson's Headquarters Guidon

On August 7, 1864, at Moorefield, West Virginia, Brigadier General William Averell's Second Cavalry Division, Department of West Virginia, captured Confederate Brigadier General Bradley T. Johnson's headquarters guidon. Averell's command included the 1st Regiment Cavalry, New York Volunteers under Captain Abraham Jones. The canton, appliqued onto the front and back, is wool with cotton stars. The field is cotton and heavily soiled and stained. Approximately 25% of the flag is missing including the upper fly quadrant and several stars on both sides. For General Johnson's description of the August 7, 1864 battle, see the link below. Flag dimensions are: 33 1/2" hoist x 39" fly. (1995.6614)

In 1902, the Lincoln Cavalry Association published a regimental history of the 1st Regiment Cavalry, New York Volunteers, or “Lincoln Cavalry.” Written by veteran William H. Beach, first lieutenant and adjutant in the “Lincoln Cavalry,” the volume includes an account of the encounter on August 7, 1864, at Moorefield, West Virginia, in Bradley Johnson’s own words.

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