Pattern: Army of Tennessee battle flag; wool, polished cotton.
Stars: Thirteen white polished cotton, 5-pointed.
Unit Designation: In white appliqué, "7 MISS"
Battle Honors: In black paint, "SHILOH", "CHICKAMAUGA", and "MURFREESBORO".
|Dimensions||H-33 W-52.5 inches|
|Owned||John A. Smith|
|Owner Regiment||7th Mississippi Infantry|
|Made||probably Augusta Depot, Augusta, Georgia, CSA|
|Event||Battle of Jonesboro|
Flag of the 7th Mississippi Infantry. Requisitioned in January 1864 by Lt. Col. Benjamin Franklin Johns. Captured at the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, August-September 1864 by Capt. John A. Smith, 57th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. The flag had been presented to Mr. Dawson, the donors' father, "by a Confederate soldier, who broke the window of a store in Bellefontaine, OH, and recaptured it."
Jacob Platt of Augusta was the contractor who supplied these Augusta Depot battle flags in early 1864 (based upon surviving requisitions and telegrams).
Smith, John A.