The papers of Charles Simeon Stringfellow at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond contain his description of a flag presented to the "Petersburg Riflemen," which became Company E of the 12th Virginia regiment. Stringfellow entered the University of Virginia law school in 1857 and was admitted to the bar in 1859. He joined the company as a private and was made Captain on 10 June 1861, when he entered on staff duty. --- "The ladies had just made for the company a superb silk flag and I was asked to present it. The presentation took place in the old theater (long since burned) on Ballingbrook Street, and perhaps the largest public hall in the state. It was packed from pit to dome, and I, fortunately, made quite a 'hit,' as I did shortly thereafter in a lecture before the Petersburg library association of which my friend Judge Gholson was the president."