40th Virginia Infantry Regiment Battle Flag
The 40th Virginia Infantry was organized in Fredricksburg Virginia on May 30th, 1861 recruited from the counties of Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster. Colonel John M. Brockenborough was the unit’s commander. Attached to the Army of Northern Virginia, the 40th participated in many major battles including “The Seven Days Battles” where they sustained 180 casualties, about half of its effective force. 87 casualties at Chancellorsville and of the 253 engaged at Gettysburgh, about 20 percent were casualties. Many men were captured at Saylers Creek. The 40th Virginia participated in many other campaigns and suffered heavy casualties throughout the war as is evidenced by the battle honors that appear on the flag. When The 40th Virginia Infantry surrendered to Union forces at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9th,1865, there were only 7 men left fit for duty.
This is a reproduction of the 40th Virginia Infantry Regiment flag and has a vintage/aged finish and includes the battle honors that appeared on the original. The actual dimensions are not exactly the same as the original flag. The artwork is visible on both sides of the flag. The lettering reads right on one side only.
- One solid piece of printed, hemmed fabric
- Lightweight, 100-denier polyester that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.
- Bright colors
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Reinforced header with brass grommets
- Flag size: 3′ x 5′