5317Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Hospital site identification in CS Army
- Feb 1, 2009Dear Dave,
Thanks for all the info. I do have a facsimile copy of the 1863
revision of the "Regulations for the Army of the Confederate
States" and was fairly sure the specific color was indeed red. I
also have an electronic copy of the respective US Army
However, there is documentation the Union Army used a yellow
rectangular flag with a large green H in the center. And, as you
cite Phil Katcher (who is truly quite knowledgeable about the
ANVa), that sounds pretty convincing to me.
Would wonder if there were any General Orders from the War
Department in Richmond, either via the Adjutant and Inspector
General 's Office or the Medical Bureau modifying the stated
I also have a copy of J. Boone Bartholmees's excellent work "Buff
Facings and Gilt Buttons: Staff and Headquarters Operations in
the Army of Northern Virginia: 1861-1865", which does state the A
& IGO _did_ modify the regulations as published in the official
regulations books by means of General Orders.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
the Almighty God. --Anonymous
----- Original Message -----
From: "flagflop" <dwgaddy@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:55 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: re Hospital site identification in CS
1862 and 1863 CS Army Regs, para 714, specify red. (Same in US
Revised Regs 1861, para 736 as marker for "the ambulance depot.")
However, I see in Philip Katcher's 1994 "The Army of Robert E.
p. 170, citing J.O. Casler of Stonewall Brigade, that in the ANV
hospitals were marked with yellow, rather than red.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers"
> Can anyone tell me quickly what the CS Army would have used as
> flag to identify a hospital? IIRC the Union Armies used a
> flag with a green H in the center; however, I am not sure what
> the Confederacy would have used.
> If the information is in the relevant CS Regulations, just
> me to where and I can go look therein.
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
> To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
> on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
> Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction
> the Almighty God. --Anonymous
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