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Offline vexillia

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Position of Regimental & Union ACW Flags
« on: September 02, 2020, 02:14:47 PM »
Was there a favoured position for these flags?  You know the sort of thing: Regimental flag always to the left of the Union flag or the converse.

Any help appreciated.

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: Position of Regimental & Union ACW Flags
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 01:30:25 PM »
I am NOT an expert on the ACW, so please feel free to believe someone else if they turn up and say "that Wreckedoften guy is full o' crap (and he's not a real Baron, either)".

Based on all the Troiani paintings I've seen that depict them, Union regiments would have the Stars & Stripes on the right, and the regimental flag - usually dark blue, but not always - on the left (as you stand behind them, facing towards the enemy).  I believe that any "special" flags over and above these two were carried to the left of the regimental flag.

As far as I am aware, Confederate regiments usually only had the one flag.
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Offline vexillia

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Re: Position of Regimental & Union ACW Flags
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 01:58:23 PM »
Thanks.

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Position of Regimental & Union ACW Flags
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 09:19:57 PM »
Yep, National flag to the right, regimental to the left, like the Brits.
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And a glorious clank of his tin-plated pants. - Dr. Seuss


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