Pattern: First National flag; silk. Obverse: Unit designation and presentation inscription in gold paint on blue silk, "LADIES OF / JACKSONPORT / TO THE / JACKSON GUARDS." Conserved.
Stars: Nine 5-pointed white silk.
Border: 2 inches red silk on hoist edge.
Unit Designation: "JACKSON GUARDS" in gold paint.
Battle Honors: None.
|Dimensions||H-59 W-110 inches|
1st Arkansas Infantry, Co. G, "Jackson Guards"
|Made||Ladies of Jacksonport, Arkansas, CSA|
|Event||Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing|
|Provenance||Flag of the 1st Arkansas Infantry, Co. G, "Jackson Guards". Presented to the unit by the ladies of Jacksonport, AR. The presentation was made by Mary Thomas Caldwell, on May 5, 1861, and was received by Mr. Samuel Sydney Gause Jr., on behalf of the company. It afterwards became the flag of the First Arkansas Regiment, whose Colonel was James F. Fagan, later one of the four Major-Generals from Arkansas. It is believed to have been carried at the battles of First Manassas and Shiloh. When the regiment was reorganized as part of the Army of Mississippi and received new flags in the spring of 1862, this flag was sent home to Colonel Fagan’s wife.|
Caldwell, Mary Thomas
unidentified women of Jacksonport, Arkansas
Gause, Samuel Sydney, Jr.
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing