4th Alabama Infantry Regiment (Co. D, Canebrake Rifle Guards) from the Alabama Civil War period flag collection.

4th Alabama Infantry Regiment (Co. D, Canebrake Rifle Guards) from the Alabama Civil War period flag collection.

Palmetto Guard Flag

Palmetto Guard Flag

45th Alabama Infantry (Co. B, Dixie Sledge Guards).  	This flag was loaned to the Department of Archives and History by the Robert E. Lee Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy on November 10, 1902. According to two newspaper accounts which accompanied the flag, it was the original "handsome silk battle flag" given to the company (Co. B, Dixie Sledge Guards) by Mr. & Mrs. J. N. Sledge.  In August 1990, the flag was removed from the frame in which it had been since 1902.

45th Alabama Infantry (Co. B, Dixie Sledge Guards). This flag was loaned to the Department of Archives and History by the Robert E. Lee Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy on November 10, 1902. According to two newspaper accounts which accompanied the flag, it was the original "handsome silk battle flag" given to the company (Co. B, Dixie Sledge Guards) by Mr. & Mrs. J. N. Sledge. In August 1990, the flag was removed from the frame in which it had been since 1902.

Kansas Territory became the center of attention when it opened for settlement in 1854. When it became a state it would alter the balance of power between North and South. One group of South Carolinians formed an armed force in Kansas named the Palmetto Guards. Their red flag had a single white star and the words "South Carolina" on one side and "Southern Rights" on the other. They carried this flag into battle  when a proslavery force attacked Lawrence on May 21, 1856.

Kansas Territory became the center of attention when it opened for settlement in 1854. When it became a state it would alter the balance of power between North and South. One group of South Carolinians formed an armed force in Kansas named the Palmetto Guards. Their red flag had a single white star and the words "South Carolina" on one side and "Southern Rights" on the other. They carried this flag into battle when a proslavery force attacked Lawrence on May 21, 1856.

4th Alabama Infantry (Co. E, Conecuh Guards). This flag was presented to the Conecuh Guards at the Sparta Depot in Conecuh County on April 24, 1861. It was one of ten company flags used during a dress parade at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in June 1861 and was reported to be illustrated in an issue of Harper's Weekly. When the 4th Alabama was brigaded under General Bernard Bee all of the company flags were turned in except for that of the Marion Light Infantry.

4th Alabama Infantry (Co. E, Conecuh Guards). This flag was presented to the Conecuh Guards at the Sparta Depot in Conecuh County on April 24, 1861. It was one of ten company flags used during a dress parade at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in June 1861 and was reported to be illustrated in an issue of Harper's Weekly. When the 4th Alabama was brigaded under General Bernard Bee all of the company flags were turned in except for that of the Marion Light Infantry.

4th Alabama Infantry flag, (Company E, Conecuh Guards). :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

4th Alabama Infantry flag, (Company E, Conecuh Guards). :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

Flag of the Liberty Guards, 22nd Mississippi Confederate Infantry Regiment. Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Flag of the Liberty Guards, 22nd Mississippi Confederate Infantry Regiment. Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

1st Battalion, Regiment des Grenadiers à Pied of the Imperial Guard, Model of 1806-11 • The Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard were initially embodied in a single regiment of two battalions, each of which received an Eagle and color.

1st Battalion, Regiment des Grenadiers à Pied of the Imperial Guard, Model of 1806-11 • The Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard were initially embodied in a single regiment of two battalions, each of which received an Eagle and color.

South Carolina militia flag, probably Palmetto Guard, c. 1862. Palmetto Guard is a common nickname for Confederate units but research suggests that, in this case, it refers to the artillery company that was added to the 18th Battalion, South Carolina Artillery in July 1862. Charleston Museum        There is a similar Palmetto Guard flag at Fort Sumter National Monument that was carried by Private John Bird as the company flag beginning in December 1860. (pinned on this board)

South Carolina militia flag, probably Palmetto Guard, c. 1862. Palmetto Guard is a common nickname for Confederate units but research suggests that, in this case, it refers to the artillery company that was added to the 18th Battalion, South Carolina Artillery in July 1862. Charleston Museum There is a similar Palmetto Guard flag at Fort Sumter National Monument that was carried by Private John Bird as the company flag beginning in December 1860. (pinned on this board)

*34 STAR, CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION BATTLE FLAG OF THE STOCKTON GUARDS ~ of the 12th New Jersey Volunteers

*34 STAR, CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION BATTLE FLAG OF THE STOCKTON GUARDS ~ of the 12th New Jersey Volunteers

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