Union cavalry General George Custer leads a delegation to present captured battle-flags to the War Department
Officers from General Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah made a formal and public presentation of Confederate colors and cannon captured in western Virginia at the War Department in Washington, D.C.. Victories in the previous weeks were a boost to northern morale in the run-up to the general election. Twenty-five year-old General George Custer led the delegation. His promotion to major-general was announced the same day. (By John Osborne)
"Sheridan's Victory," Harper's Weekly Magazine, November 12, 1864, p. 721.