Re: [WarOf1812] Re: garrison colors
- Dang! I've been there every year for years and never noticed. Doh!
Michael, aka. Capt. Joseph Rolette
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Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 8:47 AM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: garrison colors
At Fort Shelby, Prairie Du Chein Upper Mississippi, The American
forces flew a flag that contained an eagle among the stars. The
reports of the capture of the fort include a comment about the eagle
having a musket ball hole in it. John Fenner from Green Bay
Wisconsin has had this flag reproduced for the event.
6th US Infy
> For American posts, would it normally be the Stars and Stripes or
> something else? Any regulations for size? The US colors I see at
> events tend to be *huge*, which as an USAian I rather like. Were
> States flags like we saw in the War of Independance still in vogue
> for militia and volunteer units?
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...
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