Wig-Wags

Journal of a graduate student in military history and the American Civil War

California Hundred Battle Guidon

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Flag

A friend just sent this. Very cool.

A battle guidon carried by members of the California Hundred – cavalry volunteers who served in the Massachusetts 2nd.  The only surviving California flag from any Civil War engagement, these colors
witnessed action in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864.

See more on this flag at the Fort Tejon Historical Society here.

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  1. I believe this pic comes from the State Archives in Sacramento where the guidon was recently exhibited. The guidon for Company E is displayed at West Point Academy and the guidon for Company M is in a private collection in Southern California. All were carried in battle.

    Larry Rogers

    October 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm


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