Eighth Kansas Infantry carried in battle at Chickamauga, Civil War, 1863
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.
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.
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.
*34 STAR, CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION BATTLE FLAG OF THE STOCKTON GUARDS ~ of the 12th New Jersey Volunteers
1er Regiment des Grenadiers à Pied of the Imperial Guard, Model of 1812-14 • This regiment, nicknamed the Grumblers, was the foundation stone of Napoleon's Imperial Guard and the senior regiment of its Grenadier Corps.