Nashville Daily Union


NASHVILLE DAILY UNION, November 28, 1862, p. 1, c. 5

Tennessee Rebel Flag.

            The Wisconsin Journal says that in the Governor's ante-room at the Capitol is suspended "a rebel battle-flag, some four feet long and two wide.  It is a red cross, with eleven white stars on a blue ground, and is made of very cheap material.  It has the following inscription attached to it:

Battle Flag 1st Tennessee Volunteers,
Captured by
Private Rice, Col. H, 1st Wisconsin Volunteers,
During bayonet charge of the Regiment
at the battle of Chaplin Hills, Oct. 8th, 1862.

            Federal loss, 5 killed and 7 wounded at the point of capture.  Confederate loss, by actual count on the following day, 11 killed and by statements of Confederate Surgeons 12 were wounded at the same point. 




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