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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.01.00063
Date 1861
Description 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.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: "JACKSON GUARDS" in gold paint.
Battle Honors: None.
Stitching: Hand-stitched.
Material textile (silk)
Dimensions H-59 W-110 inches
Owner Regiment 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.
People Caldwell, Mary Thomas
unidentified women of Jacksonport, Arkansas
Darnell, Frank
Gause, Samuel Sydney, Jr.
Search Terms Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Subjects women