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Kentucky Orphan Brigade

Kentucky Orphan Brigade

Battle Flag No. 226 This flag is probably from the 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry and was captured at Richland Creek, Tenn., December 16 or 17, 1864.

Battle Flag No. 226 This flag is probably from the 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry and was captured at Richland Creek, Tenn., December 16 or 17, 1864.

A TEENAGER OFF TO WAR FOR THE CONFEDERACY, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full…

A TEENAGER OFF TO WAR FOR THE CONFEDERACY, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full…

Flag2nd La Cav.jpg

Flag2nd La Cav.jpg

General George A. Custer’s Third Personal Civil War Cavalry Guidon This flag was handmade by General Custer’s wife, Libby Custer, in 1864. This flag was only flown when Custer was on the field. This was one of Custer’s more famous flags from the campaigns in the Shenandoah as well as other engagements during its use.

General George A. Custer’s Third Personal Civil War Cavalry Guidon This flag was handmade by General Custer’s wife, Libby Custer, in 1864. This flag was only flown when Custer was on the field. This was one of Custer’s more famous flags from the campaigns in the Shenandoah as well as other engagements during its use.

Flag of the 4th KY Volunteers ~ First Orphan Brigade, known as the "brigade that couldn't go home".

Flag of the 4th KY Volunteers ~ First Orphan Brigade, known as the "brigade that couldn't go home".

Battle Flag of the 18th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Captured by the 77th New York on May 3, 1863, during the Chancellorsville Campaign. When organized it had 1,100 men. At First Manassas there were 800 men. March 1865, there were 100 men and five officers present for duty. The regiment had then been engaged in sixteen battles. In the spring of 1864, when the two years enlistment expired, the regiment and the whole brigade unanimously re-enlisted for "forty years or the war."

Battle Flag of the 18th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Captured by the 77th New York on May 3, 1863, during the Chancellorsville Campaign. When organized it had 1,100 men. At First Manassas there were 800 men. March 1865, there were 100 men and five officers present for duty. The regiment had then been engaged in sixteen battles. In the spring of 1864, when the two years enlistment expired, the regiment and the whole brigade unanimously re-enlisted for "forty years or the war."

FLAG - Kentucky Orphan Brigade, C. S. A.

FLAG - Kentucky Orphan Brigade, C. S. A.

Battle flag for the 36th Mississippi Volunteers, Moore's brigade, Maury's division Army of the West  This regiment was at Iuka, Corinth, and the action at Hatchie Bridge in the retreat from Corinth. The 36th broke under the pressure at Hatchie Bridge and fled. Its colonel was back in Corinth under a flag of truce collecting the wounded at the time of the fighting at Hatchie Bridge.

Battle flag for the 36th Mississippi Volunteers, Moore's brigade, Maury's division Army of the West This regiment was at Iuka, Corinth, and the action at Hatchie Bridge in the retreat from Corinth. The 36th broke under the pressure at Hatchie Bridge and fled. Its colonel was back in Corinth under a flag of truce collecting the wounded at the time of the fighting at Hatchie Bridge.

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