Civil War Flags
5th Alabama Battalion. This flag is an Army of Northern Virginia, 3rd wool bunting issue. Flags of this issue were manufactured at the Richmond Depot between July 1862 and May 1864. The flag of the 5th Alabama Battalion was captured on July 3, 1863 during the assault on Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania1. During this assault (Pickett's Charge) the 5th Battalion was in Archer's Brigade commanded at that point by Colonel Burkett Davenport Fry, 13th Alabama Infantry.
Battle Flag of the 8TH REGIMENT Florida Volunteer Infantry. St. Andrew's cross design; square format. Captured at Sailor's Creek on April 6, 1865 by Sergeant A.A. Clapp, 2nd Ohio Cavalry, attached to the 3rd Cavalry Division, General George Custer commanding.. Includes original wooden flag staff marked with capture number. American Civil War
Carolinian Grief Mason, 21, was bludgeoned to death with a rifle butt in a field near Spotsylvania, Va., by Pennsylvanian Stephen Rought, 22, the Union soldier determined to get the regimental flag Mason carried at any cost on May 5, 1864. Rought won the Congressional Medal of Honor, while Mason would be buried in an unmarked grave.
22nd Alabama Infantry. According to Christopher Bailey, who had served with Co. H, 22nd Alabama Infantry, the first flag received by the regiment was a silk banner presented in October or November 1861 by the ladies of Montgomery. He also claimed that a second flag was presented in May or June 1862, when the regiment was passing through Montgomery, and that this flag was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga, which bears embroidered battle honors for Shiloh and Murfreesboro, Jan1, 1863).