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24722Re: [WarOf1812] State Militia flags?

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  • Ed Seufert
    Apr 6, 2005
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      I tried uploading a bigger picture which was a .bmp but Yahoo would not accept it; only .jpg and .tif. I will try reformatting and send it again later.

      Meanwhile I also found the notes which accompanied the flag picture. Seems that the white flag is indeed that of the 68th (James City Light Infantry) which was more likely captured at Hampton instead of Bladensburg. The colour was captured by the 1st Batt Royal Marines and presented to Sir Sydney Beckwith. An additional colour of the 1st Batt, 85th (Virginia Militia) was apparently also presented. Both were then in turn given to Admiral Warren. The 68th flag somehow made its way to Chelsea and eventually to the Shropshire Museum.

      One of the things mentioned was the fact that Glieg (of the 85th) in his "Narratives" never mentions the fact that a colour was captured. Neither does the accompanying "Subaltern in America". But the "History of the Royal Marines Forces" does relate the above presentation!

      Does anyone know the American regiments present at Hampton in June 1813?


      Ed Seufert, Cpl
      1812 Royal Marines
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Brian Howard
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:11 AM
      Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] State Militia flags?


      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

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