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07-29-2008, 10:37 PM
I just wanted to share with everyone our new colors. We are so proud of them. I was sent a data sheet on this flag. It was made before the flag was put in storage in the basement of the MOC. It had every detail of the flag typed on it along with a hand drawing of the flag. I want to thank our surgeon's wife Mrs. Zenta Withington for making the flag. I made and applied the lettering.
5 th Alabama Infantry
07-30-2008, 04:43 AM
What a great looking flag . I had several Confederate relatives from Kentucky . Keep up the fine work.
"As I stood upon the very scene of that conflict, I could not but contrast my position with his, forty-seven years before. The flag which he had then so proudly hailed, I saw waving at the same place over the victims of as vulgar and brutal a despotism as modern times have witnessed."
Francis Key Howard, Ft. McHenry 1861
07-30-2008, 08:50 AM
I got to see the flag at the Brandenburg Morgan's Raid event and must say it looked good. They did an excellent job in making it. It is one of the few flags that I have seen that actually looked good flapping in the wind.
07-30-2008, 10:13 AM
Nice flag, I got to see it at Lost River. If I only had a tie!
07-30-2008, 01:06 PM
Please do not take this as dig at your flag as it looks very nice and I compliment you on its acquisition. But, in general for battleflags that list specific battle honors on the flag, is it appropriate to display the flag at reenactments that portray battles that occurred before one or more of the battles listed on that flag? Similarly, with Union reenactors is it appropriate to display American flags that have more state stars than there were states at the time of the battle being portrayed?
07-30-2008, 05:55 PM
I want to thank everyone for the compliments. Also Tom, I can see your point. However we wanted the flag exactly how it was on the data sheet. Our unit never fought a battle in this state at all. So sometimes you have to make choices in the hobby. (God knows we've seen those choices discussed to death on here. lol) I only wanted to share with others something we are proud of and a picture of a flag very few have ever seen.
07-30-2008, 07:16 PM
Beautiful flag, Captain. I'd love to see it in action.;-)
07-30-2008, 11:24 PM
Also Tom, I can see your point. However we wanted the flag exactly how it was on the data sheet. Our unit never fought a battle in this state at all. So sometimes you have to make choices in the hobby. (God knows we've seen those choices discussed to death on here. lol) I only wanted to share with others something we are proud of and a picture of a flag very few have ever seen.
Again, my comment was not especially directed at you but was a more general comment to all the readers that was just sparked by seeing the picture of your flag. However, after making this comment I still have to agree with all the others that your flag is indeed quite beautiful.
07-31-2008, 08:18 AM
Even though the unit was from Kentucky, that flag, as the one pictured above, was presented to the unit by the ladies of Huntsville, Alabama. Not sure on the exact date, but interesting to see the support to that unit from another state during the ACW.
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