Flag Commemorating Rio Hill
Original Author: Ladies of Charlottesville
Created: ca. 1864
Medium: Flag

Flag Commemorating Rio Hill

A $500 silk flag—an example of the second Confederate national flag—is embellished with a pair of crossed cannons and the salutation: "From the Ladies of Charlottesville To Stuart's Horse Artillery, Our 'Brave Defenders.'" Local women presented the flag to the Confederate unit in the wake of the skirmish known as the "battle" of Rio Hill that took place outside of Charlottesville in February 1864.