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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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