Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
"Battle Flag of the Confederacy"
The Confederate Congress never issued any regulations specifying which type flag should be carried by regiments in the field. Early in the war, flags were made at home for presentation to individual companies. At first, national flags replaced these as regimental colors. Eventually, the design for regimental colors were left to the commanding generals and various flag manufacturers. Pictured here are a few examples of battle flags which were carried by Alabamians.
Credit: AL Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
Selection from "Tattered Banner" poster
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 22.698′ N, 86° 18.037′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Monroe Street east of North Bainbridge Street when traveling east. There are four of these plaques located in the four corners of the Confederate monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alabama Confederate Monument (a few steps First National Confederate Flag (a few steps from this marker); "Third National Confederate Flag" (a few steps from this marker); Second National Confederate Flag (a few steps from this marker); Albert L. Patterson (a few steps from this marker); "Moon Tree" (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama's First Capitals / The Alabama State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Washington' Elm Tree (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. There are four of these plaques located in the four corners of the Confederate monument.
Also see . . . Alabama Civil War Period Collection. Most of the Civil War period flags in the Department's collection have been photographed as a part of the documentation process. Those flags which have been photographed are followed by PN numbers. Photographs of flags may be requested through the Department's Archival Reference section. (Submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 5. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.