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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.03.00098
Description Pattern: N/A, flag fragment; red silk, two pieces. Attached to cardboard.
Stars: None.
Border: None.
Attachment: None.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk)
Dimensions L-1 inches
Owner Regiment 18th battalion Georgia Infantry, "Savannah Volunteer Guards"
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance Pieces of the flag used by the Savannah Volunteer Guards at Charleston, South Carolina and the Battle of Saylor's Creek.

This is the remnant of red silk from the 1861 presentation flag of the 18th battalion Georgia Infantry, "Savannah Volunteer Guards". The rest of the flag was sent to Savannah about 1879, but is unaccounted for today.

This was part of WD 502, "Rebel flag, captured by Warren Dockum, Private Co. H, 121st New York Vols. in the engagement at Sailor's Creek, April 6th, 1865. Inscription: 'For Our Altars and Hearths' 'Savannah Vols Guards 1862' - Loaned to Col. Olcott 121st NY Vols by order of Sect'y of War." Olcott apparently borrowed four War Department flags, but none were returned.
People Dockum, Warren
Olcott, Egbert
Search Terms Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek