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    2nd Maryland Infantry, USA Regimental/Battle Flag

    So I have been searching to try and find if the 2nd MD, US even had one. I have seen the 2nd Maryland CSA had one, as it was based off the 1st Maryland CSA's "Bucktail" design with added CSA flags to each side. The inside of their flag was also the 1854 Maryland Seal. Now, as I was searching, I came across this photo: (See Photo 1). Apparently, this photo was captioned as a reproduction of the Maryland State Flag (Union) with the flag being made in 1904. I couldn't find any more information until I checked my phone pictures from Antietam and saw this: (See Photo 2). The photo is of the bronze plaque on the Maryland Monument at Antietam. If you zoom in closer, you can see the crest/cape that decorates the Maryland State Seal before 1854 as referenced in the reproduction from 1904. (See Photo 3)

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    Photo 2: IMG_5791.jpg

    Photo 3: IMG_5791 copy.JPG


    Due to this revelation, I have tried my best to make one in better quality, albeit, I could use some help from others to make a better one to maybe see it in the game. The reverse side of this battle flag would also adorn the Federal Eagle pattern with the text on each scroll going left to right as such: | 2nd Md. VOL. | Regiment | Infantry

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    Front Side

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    Reverse Side similar to this 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry Flag

    And just for preface, here are the CSA flags.

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    1st Maryland Infantry Regiment's Flag, CSA

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    2nd Maryland Infantry Regiment's Flag, CSA
    Last edited by Rbater; 04-08-2019 at 07:17 PM.

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    Based on your awesome references and research, I spent some time to work on their flag today


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinkel View Post
    Based on your awesome references and research, I spent some time to work on their flag today

    Wow! That looks fantastic! I'm glad I was of service

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    @Hinkel I made just a few mistakes! I have the actual Regimental Color/flag pictures!

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    The top of the banner states: "Presented By The State of Maryland To Her 2nd Regt. Vols." The nd, t, and s are all in that smaller type font (see Federal Eagle's nd as reference). They also used the State Seal from 1854, not the one from before/after. The banner of presentation is what is visible on the Antietam bronze plaque. The bottom of the banner states: "Bull Run. Chantilly. South Mountain. Antietam. Fredericksburg." and underneath is "East Tennessee". All of those were added on after the fact. Here's a picture of the 5th Regiment's flag for how it should look. 01994-0008c-1.jpg

    On the flip side, I was right about the Federal Eagle. However, the text should be as you see in the picture.

    All the lettering and outlining were done in gold as well (including stars on Federal Eagle side).

    Other pics of the seal if you want to use the non-user detailed version for the game.
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    Thanks for the new research.

    The new flag would require a decent amout of Artist work for several days, so unfortunatly, thats not possible at the moment.
    The 2nd Maryland flag will stay, at least for the moment, like I posted above in the screenshot.

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    I will certainly try my hand at a mock up that could be easier for you to use then! But I'm glad I could help, and also happy I found the actual flag.

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    Looking for someone to help me create the banners for the actual flag instead of the one I thought was their flag. I'm driving myself insane trying to make a drawing into a nice looking vectored image that's straight and looks like what the real thing is. As you see, I've traced them by hand too many times to count, and it still looks not right. I really suck at art and don't have the capability to create the banners... though I do have what the inside will be.

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    Just a reminder, if you are trying to draw it by hand.
    The pixel size of the actuall flag has to be 2048 x 2048, otherwise the quality won't fit for the game
    Other companies hired artists for the flag. Such a flag is a huge task (would take 20+ hours) and not possible to do for me right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinkel View Post
    Just a reminder, if you are trying to draw it by hand.
    The pixel size of the actuall flag has to be 2048 x 2048, otherwise the quality won't fit for the game
    Other companies hired artists for the flag. Such a flag is a huge task (would take 20+ hours) and not possible to do for me right now.
    Gotcha! I only need the banners and writing inside them done. I have the full inside made including the background (the cropping of the background would be after the banners). imageedit_121_7831534449.jpgimageedit_128_9781083062 copy 2.jpg

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