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“Battle Flag of the Confederacy”

 
 
"Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
1. "Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker
Inscription.
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.

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Credit: AL Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
Selection from "Tattered Banner" poster
 
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. Touch for map. There are four of these plaques located in the four corners of the Confederate monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alabama Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); First National Confederate Flag (a few steps from this marker); "Third National Confederate Flag"
"Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 6, 2010
2. "Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker
This Confederate Flag can be seen at Pope's Tavern in Florence, Al
(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 of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
"Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 6, 2010
3. "Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker
7th Alabama Infantry Regiment Co. K Florence Guards. Can be seen at Pope's Tavern Florence, Al
"Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 6, 2010
4. "Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker
Civil War Flags at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Tattered Banners collection at Pope's Tavern Florence, Al
"Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 8, 2011
5. "Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 95 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 of Killen, Usa.   5. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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