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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 6:47 a.m. PST

Gents,

I'm striking out trying to find info on the carrying into battle of 2 regimental/battalion flags per some Louisiana infantry units.

Does anyone have a link (or a good article) to info describing the practice of this State's units carrying the Flag of Louisiana alongside another unit color?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 7:01 a.m. PST

An interesting thread:

TMP link

Bill N26 Oct 2021 8:35 a.m. PST

I am curious to see what this turns up. I can't recall seeing a Louisiana regimental flag from the ACW that wasn't a variation on some other battle flag pattern.

tigrifsgt26 Oct 2021 1:11 p.m. PST

I'm a Tiger Rifle reenactor and my unit carries the La. pelican flag.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 4:03 a.m. PST

79thPA, thanks for that link!

Bill and Tiger, I also appreciate your comments.

I'll let this thread ride a few more days in case someone has additional info available – but then I've got to get some LA flags mounted up.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 5:04 a.m. PST
Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 5:49 a.m. PST

Tigrifsgt,

That's interesting. Since the Tiger Rifles comprised a single company of the 9th Louisiana, are you saying that regiment carried a Pelican Flag in addition to the Confederate battle flag?

Were the Tiger Rifles tasked with carrying the regimental flags?

I'm very interested in Confederate Flags, and would love to know your sources

Many thanks,

EB1947

tigrifsgt28 Oct 2021 7:36 a.m. PST

I am not the unit historian. But I'm pretty sure its from a book titled He Died Furious. I have a copy somewhere. I'll try to find it. My unit represents the 1st Manassas Tigers in the fight they had at the Stone Bridge. I have no idea what flags they carried after that point. Hope this helps. TIG

Ryan T28 Oct 2021 5:41 p.m. PST

The Memorial Hall in New Orleans has a flag associated with the "Delta Rangers", Co. C of Wheat's Special Battalion. This flag was presented to the "Delta Rangers" by Miss Kate Eastman and was subsequently returned to her by the Battalion in November 1861. It is said to have been the flag used by the Battalion at 1st Manassas and still bears the bloodstains of Major Wheat who was carried off the field wrapped in this flag.

The flag is a First National pattern with 7 white stars edged with gold braid surrounding a similar centre star. The flag measures 66 x 36 inches in size and has a gold fringe.

In November 1861 this flag was replaced by a Silk Issue Pattern (Second Type) ANV flag. The flag had a pink field, 12 white stars, and a yellow border.

The company flag of the "Tiger Rifles" has been described as having a "gamboling lamb" device with "Gentle As" written above it.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2021 4:54 p.m. PST

I made some custom flags up based on purported Louisiana flags still in existence, and since I have extra flag bearers, going to make some swap-out versions using the Second Type ANV flag noted by Ryan T above (this giving me some time-frame flexibility for the Tigers)…..but I might have to tone that "pink" down a bit. ;)

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2021 11:22 a.m. PST

Wrapping up this flag project here, with some additional 1861-era unit standards that'll be used for a 1st Bull Run scenario in the works, and with some '61-'62 replacements flags to swap out the figure stands carrying these early stars & bars -

CHRIS DODSON13 Nov 2021 8:43 p.m. PST

Very nice indeed.

The stars are especially well done.

Best wishes,

Chris

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2021 6:52 a.m. PST

Thanks Chris!

None of these flags are hand-painted, except on their edges or with the gold frill, so all just digital renders printed on paper.

Dave

CHRIS DODSON14 Nov 2021 7:06 p.m. PST

Whoops, that is honest of you.

When you said I made up some custom flags I took that to mean hand painted .

I am looking forward to Manassass .

Best wishes,

Chris

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 6:30 a.m. PST

Well, they're artfully textured (so digitally each a custom 'one off'), but I can duplicate now as many as I need.

In total I have 6 different S&B variants, which ought to be enough for this Matthews' Hill scenario.

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