Tri-City Ledger -

By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

A battle flag's very long journey


September 13, 2018

The Claiborne Guards battle flag

Early in 1861 war fever swept the North and South alike. Predictions were made that the war would be a short one and men from all walks of life wanted to get in on the action before the war was over. Others felt a sense of duty to their state to rise up and assemble with others to defend the South.

Many local communities contributed men to the war effort. These men were pooled into companies of men who made up larger regiments composed of men from their particular region of the state. Many, if not all, of these community companies were sent to war with a company flag. So was the case of th...

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