Category Archives: The Battle Flags

The Battle of Fort Sanders

By Nov. 28, 1863, the siege of Knoxville was entering its second week. Longstreet, who had been dithering on the question of where best to attack the Union defenses, had finally settled on one—the red-dirt Fort Sanders (above, looking west) … Continue reading

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The 13th’s part in the birth of the battle flag

The Seventh Louisiana Regiment led Colonel Jubal Early’s brigade onto the Manassas battlefield on July 21, 1861, with the 13th Mississippi next in the column and the Seventh Virginia bringing up the rear. And the story goes that Gen. P.G.T. … Continue reading

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The new battle flag

Richmond still was celebrating the victory at Leesburg/Ball’s Bluff when, on Dec. 9, Gen. Evans took leave of the Seventh Brigade. He presented each regiment with the new Confederate battle flag sewn by some Richmond ladies. Virginia Miller, a resident … Continue reading

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The Magnolia Flag

“On January 26, 1861, A magnolia device on a white field was added to the ‘Bonnie Blue Flag’ to create a new flag for the independent state of Mississippi. When Mississippi joined the Confederacy on March 27, 1861, the newly-created … Continue reading

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The Fog of War

N.C. Wyeth Civil War art. Not about the 13th, per se, just a good piece of illustrative work without the sentiment of most modern ACW stuff. Yet stirring, obviously. And who says it couldn’t be about the 13th? Via Bull … Continue reading

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News from Confederate Veteran

From the April, 1909 edition of the magazine: “C. D. Eastland, Louisville, Miss.: ‘If the Federal soldier who captured the flag of the 13th Mississippi Regiment April 6, 1865, in the battle of Harper’s Farm or Sailor’s Creek will write … Continue reading

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