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Denmark in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Flag Bearer for Denmark Danes

 
 
Flag Bearer for Denmark Danes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 21, 2014
1. Flag Bearer for Denmark Danes Marker
Inscription.
April 6, 1862
Billy Caldwell, a redheaded fellow, was killed at Shiloh. He was the flag bearer for Denmark Danes. He died with the flag in his hand. The flag was shot to shreds and the staff that held it was hit twenty six times. The flag fell to the ground six times, but each time was secured by a member of the guard, and again waved on high. When the last of the guard fell, the tattered banner, red with the blood of the brave guard that lay dead and dying around it, was seized by Private Posey of Company A. Billy had made a short speech at the Denmark Church in which he said he would carry the flag to Washington and shake it in the face of Abe Lincoln, or something of that kind.
 
Location. 35° 31.938′ N, 89° 0.012′ W. Marker is in Denmark, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Denmark Jackson Road and Britton Lane, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denmark TN 38391, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Denmark Presbyterian Church Mulberry Grove (a few steps from this marker); Denmark Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Denmark Danes
Denmark Presbyterian Church & Cemetery-est. 1833 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 21, 2014
2. Denmark Presbyterian Church & Cemetery-est. 1833
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Britton's Lane (approx. 3.7 miles away); Battle of Britton Lane (approx. 3.7 miles away); Britton Lane (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Murrell (approx. 6.7 miles away); Armstrong's Raid (approx. 9.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Denmark.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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