Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

24706Re: [WarOf1812] State Militia flags?

Expand Messages
  • LCpl_RM@comcast.net
    Apr 6, 2005
    • 0 Attachment

      By clicking on full size you can at least read the description. I will try to get a bigger image and repost.

      The interesting thing about the two flags is that neither unit is listed as having been at Bladensburg! As there were several other excursions, both in Maryland and Virginia where the Army was landed and was in combat, quite possibly the colours where taken at one of those.

      There is another picture of a militia flag (I believe 68th Regt) which was captured at Hampton. I'll try to find the story behind that one also.

      Ed Seufert, Cpl
      1812 Royal Marines

      -------------- Original message --------------

      In the photos that Ed posted, it appears the left
      image is of the flag used by the James City Light
      Infantry of Virginia. There is a book, I believe
      titled "Flags from Around the World" that has a
      drawing of this same flag.

      We of the 2nd Virginia Regiment used that drawing as
      the model for our flag. I will upload an image of our
      flag so you can see it better. If Ed can enlarge the
      images he posted, that would be even better.

      Hope this helps.

      Brian Howard
      2nd Virginia Regiment, 1813-1815

      --- Kevin Windsor <kevin.windsor@...> wrote:
      > Ed, anyway to make them bigger?? They're really
      > tiny!
      > K
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > > I've uploaded to the Yahoo group a picture of two
      > flags, supposedly
      > > captured by the 85th at Bladensburg from militia
      > units and currently
      > > residing in the Shropshire LI Regimental Museum.
      > >
      > > Ed Seufert, Cpl
      > > 1812 Royal Marines

      Do You Yahoo!?
      Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around

      The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of square miles...

      Unit Contact information for North America:
      Crown Forces Unit Listing:

      American Forces Unit Lisiting

      Yahoo! Groups Links

      To visit your group on the web, go to:

      To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

      Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • Show all 13 messages in this topic