CIVIL WAR FLAGS
Flag of the 4th Texas Infantry flag flown in the battles of Eltham's Landing, Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas (Bull Run), and Sharpsburg (Antietam). The flag was sent back to Texas after the battle of Sharpsburg (September 17, 1862g, the flag was given to the United Daughters of the Confederacy (Texas Division,) by the veterans of the 4th Texas, and is now located at five Texas Civil War Museum located in Fort Worth, TX.
The Company K Magnolia 18th Mississippi Regiment - Burt Rifles (Collection of the Museum Division, Mississippi Department of Archives and History) This flag was created as the military colors or standard for Company K of the 18th Mississippi Regiment, more affectionately known as the Burt Rifles, named after Erasmus Burt, who organized the regiment. The Burt Rifles saw action in numerous theatres of battle during the Civil war. Erasmus Burt himself was killed in action at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff in northern Virginia.
79th Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry National Colors. According to a presentation plate attached to the flag's staff, the 79th Regiment received this silk national color from the city of New York in 1863. Pieced together in red, white, and blue silk with 1/8-inch machine-sewn seams, the flag features 33 embroidered stars from a 34-star pattern and painted battle honors that commemorate the regiment's service from July 1861 through April 1865.
Flag: 18th Alabama Infantry; Catalogue No. 86.1892.1; (PN10160-10161). This flag, manufactured by Henry Cassidy of New Orleans, conforms to the pattern of those carried by the corps of Major General Braxton Bragg. The date of issue is unknown, but this flag may have been among those issued to Bragg's Corps by General P. G. T. Beauregard on March 3, 1862. The manner in which this flag fell into Federal hands is unknown however, the loss or capture occurred sometime after June 3, 1862.1 Following
Side B: 6th Regiment NC Troops Flag made by Christine Fisher #cw150 Regimental Flag of the Sixth Regiment North Carolina State Troops (1915.4.5) This ornate two-sided flag of the Sixth Regiment North Carolina State Troops was made by Christine Fisher from her silk shawl. She presented it to the Sixth Regiment North Carolina State Troops commanded by her brother Colonel Charles Fisher who was later killed on July 21, 1861 at the Battle of First Manassas. It is documented that the flag was carried
This flag was originally identified as belonging to an unidentified Confederate regiment. Flag expert Howard Madaus theorized that this flag may have been a Cavalry flag or may have belonged to Captain James F. Waddell’s Battery of Alabama Light Artillery, captured by the 29th Wisconsin Infantry on May 16, 1863 at Champion’s Hill, Mississippi. Further research is needed to attempt to confirm the identity of this flag. (Catalog number V2007.1.46)
Flag of Pegram`s Battalion of Artillery, A.P.Hill`s Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. It was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Major William J. Pegram. The Battalion was actively engaged on each of the three days of the battle. The first cannonshot of the battle was fired by one of the batteries from a point near the south side of Chambersburg Pike on the ridge west of Herr's Tavern.
1st Texas Infantry Flag. This oversized Confederate battle flag with the St. Andrew’s cross design is another rare variant. Except for its size, it conforms to the “Fourth Bunting Issue” of the flag with 13 stars. The center star on this flag is missing. This flag was captured by a New York cavalry officer near Appomattox just one day before Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865. It was returned to the state of Texas in 1905.
Headquarters Flag of General Robert F. Hoke A native of Lincolnton, General Robert F. Hoke rose to the rank of major general during the Civil War. This is a second national pattern Confederate flag adopted on May 1, 1863 and used until replaced on March 4, 1865. Because of its large white field this pattern flag was nicknamed the "stainless banner." This flag most certainly marked Hoke's headquarters during his brilliant victory at Plymouth, North Carolina on April 20, 1864. This flag was donate