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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.05.00137
Date 1861
Description Pattern: First National flag; silk. Reverse: Oil-painted wreath of laurel and oak leaves. Unit designation and presentation history in gold paint. Latin motto in gold paint: "Quam Fluctus Divisi Quam Mare Conjunsti" ("Though the Waves are Many the Sea is One"). Obverse: Virginia coat of arms.
Stars: Eleven gold-painted, 5-pointed.
Border: None.
Attachment: Ties.
Unit Designation: "J. G." in gold paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk)
Dimensions H-52 W-70 inches
Owner Regiment 7th Virginia Infantry Battalion, Co. A, "Jackson Grays" [later 61st Virginia Infantry, Co. A, "Jackson Grays" (formerly ID'd as 9th Louisiana Infantry, Co. K, "Jackson Greys")](tentative)
Made St. Bride's Parish, Virginia, CSA
Provenance Flag of the 7th Virginia Infantry Battalion, Co. A, "Jackson Grays"; later 61st Virginia Infantry, Co. A, "Jackson Grays" (formerly ID'd as 9th Louisiana Infantry, Co. K, "Jackson Greys") (tentative). Presented to the unit by the Ladies of St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk. Virginia, July 1861. Presentation made by Mrs. E. Wallace, and received by Captain Stewart. After departing Norfolk, the flag was folded away until used in battle. Identification based on modern research.

St. Bride's Parish is in Chesapeake, Virginia, near the North Carolina state line.

The donor presented this flag as "the flag of the Louisiana Tigers." The flag was reidentified (tentatively) for many years by the MOC as that of the 9th Louisiana Infantry, Co. K, "Jackson Greys"*. It was reidentified again in 2012 as 61st Virginia Infantry, Co. A (formerly 7th Virginia Infantry Battalion, Co. A).
People unidentified women of St. Bride's Parish, Louisiana
Wallace, E., Mrs.
Subjects women
civilians