Civil War Flags
The St. Augustine Blues became Company B, Third Florida Infantry, C.S.A.. It belonged to the 3rd FL Infantry, Co. B “Florida Independent Blues” and was presented to the unit by the Ladies of St. Augustine, FL, 1861. The seven stars (with dates of secession on them) represent, SC, MS, FL, AL, GA, LA, and TX
Flag of the 15th Northwest Arkansas Infantry Regiment. One of three Arkansas regiments designated 15th, this small unit added the word "Northwest" to distinguish itself from the others. It's colors were captured in fierce fighting on on May 1,1863 at Port Gibson, Mississippi, by Private Amos Nagle of the 18th Illinois Infantry.
Hempstead Rifles Flag. The company known as the “Hempstead Rifles” was raised in Hempstead County, Arkansas in May 1861. Although they were enlisted for only three months, the company engaged in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek on August 10, 1861. Returning to Arkansas, the company was mustered out of service on September 17, 1861, with the majority of the troops enlisting in regular Confederate units.
This flag belonged to the 84th Regiment of Infantry, United States Colored Troops. The unit was organized on April 4, 1864, and mustered for service on March 14, 1866. The red stripes bear the regiment's name and number and some of the battles in which the 84th fought. #flagday
The second flag of the 40th Alabama Infantry replaced the very first that had been presented to the regiment on September 9, 1862, during the early years of the Civil War. This first flag was captured at the fall of Vicksburg, but while at Vicksburg the regiment received a second flag, shown here, which was not captured and was hidden to prevent its capture and remained with the regiment until they received a new Hardee pattern flag at Demopolis, Alabama in October 1863.