Wednesday, August 12, 2015

26th North Carolina's Flag Back in the State in 2009

From the August 29, 2009 History Net.  North Carolina Re-enactors work to display regimental flags."

The historic 26th North Carolina flag, captured at Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, is returning home.  The re-enactment group, whose members include a number of descendants of the 26th acquired the flag and it is now on display at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.

The U.S. War Department returned it and others to the Museum of the Confederacy in 1906.  The 26th Re-enactors raised funds to secure a three-year loan from the Museum of the Confederacy.

Skip Smith, of the 26th, says he is a descendant of 14 men from the original regiment.

The group has also sponsored the conservation of three other battle flags including another 26th North Carolina one captured at the October 1864 Battle of Burgess Mill, a 52nd N.C. captured at Gettysburg and the flag of the 47th N.C., also captured at Gettysburg.

--Old Seecsh

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