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    First National Flag of the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment

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    Many of Georgia's Flags were lost but this site has descriptions of many, based on letters and quartermaster's reports.

    This is the excerpt for My Unit, Cobb's Legion (GA) ...

    In August of 1861, Thomas R.R. Cobb would be elected Colonel of “Cobb’s Legion”, a mixed combat team of seven infantry companies and a cavalry battalion of four companies that would eventually grow to eleven companies and be detached as the 9th Georgia Cavalry.
    On 8 August 1861, C.A. Platt & Company of Augusta, Georgia would furnish (and bill directly to Col. T.R.R. Cobb on the 13 August) portions of the regimental camp equipage. Among the items purchased from Platt would be “1 Regimental Flag & Streamer”, “1 Squadron Flag & Staff”, “4 Markers Flags & Staffs”, and “1 Streamer & Staff”. The cost of these flags, staffs, and streamers would total $86.00—no mean sum in 1861.

    The unadorned staff with streamer (which bore the motto, “In The Name of the Lord”) was most likely for the seven star Confederate 1st national flag that the Legion had already received as a gift. While it is not known if Colonel Cobb was reimbursed by Governor Joseph E. Brown for these purchases, the “Regimental Flag & Streamer” and the “Squadron Flag & Staff.” may well be the only recorded examples of Georgia “state” flags conforming to the 1861 “pattern” acquired in accordance with Section 1092 of the Georgia 1861 Code. Both the Confederate “Stars & Bars” and the Georgia “state” flag were captured at the Battle of Crampton’s Pass on 14 September 1862. While the 1st national flag survives, the Georgia “state” flag and its accompanying streamer have disappeared, leaving its dimensions, the color of its field, and the placement of the Georgia coat-of-arms open to speculation.
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    Guibor's Battery, Missouri Light Artillery, C.S.A.

    Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia flag; silk. Variant: rectangular field, no edging on cross. Double-sided.
    Stars: Thirteen white silk, 5-pointed.
    Border: 2 1/2 inches gold metallic fringe on 3 sides.
    Attachment: Tacked/nailed across top. Narrow sleeve on hoist edge may have served as original method of hoist.
    Unit Designation: "Guibor's Battery" in gold paint on white crescent moon near upper edge, on both sides.
    Battle Honors: In gold paint, on both sides, "Carthage", "Dry Wood", "Elk Horn", "Oak Hill", "Lexington", "Corinth".

    Flag of "Guibor's Battery" (Capt. Henry Guibor) Missouri Light Artillery. Made by the Ladies of St. Louis, Missouri, 1862. Presented to the unit in January 1863 and carried until the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 1863.

    This battery first served as a Missouri Volunteer Militia unit and was present at the capture of Camp Jackson (St. Louis, Mo.) on May 10, 1861. Later it served in the Missouri State Guard as part of the 6th Division. After the State of Missouri became the 12th State of the Confederacy, Guibor's Battery entered Confederate service in early 1862. It was soon combined with Montgomery Brown's Louisiana Battery on June 30, 1862. Guibor's Battery was armed with four 6-lb smoothbores that were surrendered at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 4, 1863. After parole, it became rearmed with four 12-1b Napoleons and served under Gen. Joseph Johnston. The unit was heavily involved in the Atlanta Campaign, participating in numerous battles until the capture of the city. Guibor's Battery then served with Hood during his ill fated Winter Campaign of 1864, suffering great loss at the Battle of Franklin. Guibor's command, after retreating into NC surrendered at Greensboro on April 26, 1865 with the rest of the Army of Tennessee.


    Battle of Carthage
    Battle of Oak Hills
    Battle of Dry Wood
    Battle of Lexington
    Battle of Elkhorn Tavern
    Battle of Iuka
    Battle of Corinth
    Battle of Grand Gulf
    Battle of Bayou Pierre
    Battle of Baker's Creek
    Battle of Big Black
    Siege of Vicksburg
    Atlanta Campaign
    Battle of Resaca
    Battle of Adairsville
    Battle of Cassville
    Battle of New Hope Church
    Battle of Lost Mt.
    Battle of Kennesaw Mt.
    Battle of Smyrna Church
    Battle of Peach Tree Creek
    Battle of Franklin
    Battle of Nashville

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    Here is an original flag of Stand Watie's Cherokee Braves.

    The flag was one of two captured by Lieutenant David Whittaker of Company B, 10th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry at Locust Grove, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, on July 3, 1862.

    This flag was carried by Stand Watie’s Cherokee Mounted Rifles; the body of the flag is the First National pattern flag of the Confederate States; the canton is blue with eleven white stars in a circle, surrounding five red stars representing the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole); the large red star in the center represents the Cherokee Nation

    Under the command of General Stand Watie, they excelled in the western theatre. They fought in a number of battles and skirmishes in the western Confederate states, including the Indian Territory, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas. Watie's force reportedly fought in more battles west of the Mississippi River than any other unit.

    Stand Watie was promoted to brigadier general by General Samuel Bell Maxey on May 10, 1864, though he did not receive word of his promotion until after he led the ambush of the steamboat J. R. Williams on July 16, 1864. He commanded the First Indian Brigade of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi, composed of two regiments of Mounted Rifles and three battalions of Cherokee, Seminole and Osage infantry. These troops were based south of the Canadian River, and periodically crossed the river into Union territory

    Watie took part in what is considered to be the greatest (and most famous) Confederate victory in Indian Territory, the Second Battle of Cabin Creek, which took place in what is now Mayes County, Oklahoma on September 19, 1864. He and General Richard Montgomery Gano led a raid that captured a Federal wagon train and netted approximately $1 million worth of wagons, mules, commissary supplies, and other needed items. Stand Watie's forces massacred black haycutters at Wagoner, Oklahoma during this raid. Union reports said that Watie's Indian cavalry "killed all the Negroes they could find", including wounded men.

    On June 23, 1865, at Doaksville in the Choctaw Nation, Watie signed a cease-fire agreement (he did NOT surrender) with Union representatives for his command, the First Indian Brigade of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi. He was the last Confederate general in the field to stop fighting

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    Thought i put some Tennessee Flags here

    (Note: These are just a few of them)

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    Question for some people, is anyone able to find some original Kentucky units flags (11th, 9th, so on so forth)? I'm really struggling to find some originals.
    The chances are by the time you have finished typing a long response to my post, I have changed half of the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMuffin View Post
    Question for some people, is anyone able to find some original Kentucky units flags (11th, 9th, so on so forth)? I'm really struggling to find some originals.
    i checked sadly only ones i could find is 4th & 6th CSA wise Union wise there are plenty here of some Kentucky units
    Last edited by Ben H. Phillips; 09-09-2018 at 05:54 PM.

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    The Regimental (State) Flag, First Georgia Regulars (the reverse of this flag, was the first confederate national flag, making it a rare double sided standard)
    GEORGIA REGIMENTAL FLAG.jpg 1st_Georgia_Regulars_reverse_AT_web-e1382717295296.jpg

    The ANV Battle Flag of the First Georgia Regulars
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    Battle Flag of Company B First Georgia Regulars
    Last edited by Sox; 09-15-2018 at 09:05 PM.
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