Friday, July 8, 2011

Texas Civil War Museum - Part II - Flags

See here for Part I of my photos from my trip to the Texas Civil War Museum near Fort Worth.

In this second part you will see photos of what may be the most impressive part of the Museum's collection: more than 60 Civil War flags with a value of more than $3,000,000. Below are just a few flags from that collection:

National Flag of the US Sanitary Commission...this flag flew at Hospital #15 located in Beaufort, NC

Regulation Hospital Flag of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Camp Flag of Co. E of the 5th New York Infantry; this flag was crafted by Tiffany & Co.

Regimental Flag of the 197th Pennsylvania Infantry (aka 3rd Pennsylvania Coal Regiment)

Regimental Flag of the 12th Illinois Cavalry ("I Like Your Style")

National Flag of Co. K of the 74th Indiana Infantry...I was VERY excited to see this flag as several students from the University of Notre Dame were in this regiment, including Medal of Honor receipient Orville T. Chamberlain, featured in my book Notre Dame and the Civil War: Marching Onward to Victory (The History Press, 2010)!

Battle flag of the 8th Arkansas Infantry, CSA

Battle flag of the 2nd North Carolina Infantry, CSA

Battle flag of the 2nd Battalion of Georgia Sharpshooters, CSA

Texas Battle Flag Collection














































































































































































2 comments:

katie said...

Jim,

Terrific post. Not sure if you have been to the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond (http://www.moc.org), but they have a wonderful collection of regimental flags and everything else. If you make it east for the Baltimore Bottle Show, I would be happy to be your host.

Steve

Jim Schmidt said...

Steve - Thanks so much for the kind comment! I have been to the MOC in Richmond but it's been years...it was actually on that trip to Richmond back in '93 that I got inspired to become a Civil War "buff"...I was actually in Baltimore in Oct 2009 and 2010 for the Nat'l Museum of Civil War Medicine conferences and had a great fun...if I can make it to the Baltimore bottle show, you'll bethe FIRST to know! Thanks so much! jim