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smog monster11 Aug 2018 4:06 a.m. PST

Hi I'm build a few 10mm divisions based on the Union army during the Vicksburg campaign. Anyone know were I can find info re the above. cheers.

Ferd4523111 Aug 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

Civil War Battle Flags of the Union Army and order of battle.
Compiled 1887 by C. McKeever Quartermaster of the Army

My copy printed by Knickerboker Press 1997
1/2 Price books.
All Corp flags, several army flags and independent command flags. Hope that is helpful. H

Porthos11 Aug 2018 5:44 a.m. PST

Thank you for this information, Ferd45231 ! I have immediately ordered a copy !

donlowry11 Aug 2018 9:01 a.m. PST

I am not aware that the AotT had any special corps/division flags until 1864.

smog monster11 Aug 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

Thanks for that, looks like a Stars and strips the for my gens.

Cleburne186311 Aug 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

During the Vicksburg Campaign the Army of the Tennessee didn't carry any distinctive HQ flags at any level.

Be careful with the McKeever book. There is a lot of incorrect information in it. Verify with other sources.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 11:58 p.m. PST

There were no such thing in any CS Army. Flags above the regimental level was only used by the Union. That is I know Brigade and Corps flags were in the AOP. Anyhow they would never be on the battlefield. It's one of the issues with brigade level ACW. It amalgamates all the regimental flags into one generic brigade flag.

Cleburne186312 Aug 2018 5:10 a.m. PST

Actually, the Confederate Army of Tennessee developed a basic system for brigade, division, and corps in 1864 as well. I'd never heard about it until recently. The research on this page isn't footnoted, but they credit all the big flag research names.


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