ARRANGED BY CUSTODIAL INSTITUTION
(flag pattern type in parenthesis)
as of
17 August 2001

 

No artifact of the War for Southern Independence more touches the heart of the proud Confederate descendant than the glorious banners which his and her ancestors carried gallantly into battle with the invading enemy or which flew over defiant Mississippi Confederate garrisons.  Miraculously, some 115 Mississippi Confederate flags (that I know of) have survived the rigors of time (though some barely so).  These flags are generally regimental and company battle flags, with a sprinkling of garrison, POW, and other type flags.  I offer the following list of these ineffably precious Mississippi Confederate Colors in order that other proud descendants of these heroic Southerners  might more easily locate the cherished standards of their noble sires. 

ALABAMA 
DEPT. OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY

Contact:  http://www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/flags/intro.html

§         3rd Confederate Infantry (whose Co. E, the Shamrock Guards, and Co. G, the Swam Rangers, were both from Warren Co., MS) 

BEAUVOIR
Biloxi, MS

Contact:  http://beauvoir.org/

§         2nd MS Infantry (on loan from the Old Capitol Museum, Jackson MS)
§         2nd Battalion MS Infantry, Co. C, Blewett’s Co.(on loan from the Old Capitol Museum, Jackson, MS)
§         3rd MS Infantry
§         21st MS Infantry, Co. K, New Albany Grays (First National)

BLEWETT-HARRISON-LEE HOME AND MUSEUM 
(AKA GEN. STEPHEN D. LEE HOME)
COLUMBUS, MS

Contact:  The Columbus and Lowndes County Historical Society
Blewett-Harrison-Lee Home & Museum
316 7th St. North
Columbus, MS. 39701
(601)327-8888


§         44th MS Infantry, Co. A, Tombigbee Rangers (possibly mis-identified)
§         unidentified battleflag, probably of War for Southern Independence origin (Second National)


CHICAGO 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY


Contact:  http://www.chicagohs.org/chshome.html

§         28th MS Cavalry (silk presentation)
§         28th MS Cavalry (Department of AL, MS, & East LA)
§         29th MS Infantry (tentative identification) (silk Polk’s Corp)
 

GRAND GULF MILITARY PARK
GRAND GULF, MS

Contact:  http://www.grandgulfpark.state.ms.us.html

§         12th MS Infantry, Co. K, Claiborne Guards (First National)

ILLINOIS 
NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM

Contact:  web address unavailable as of 8/17/2001

§        
Barlow’s MS Battery

ILLINOIS 
STATE MILITARY MUSEUM
 

Contact:  web address unavailable as of 8/17/2001

§         46th MS Infantry

IOWA 
STATE ARCHIVES

Contact: Iowa
State Archives of Iowa
State of Iowa Historical Building
600 East Locust, Capitol Complex
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-3007

Contact:  http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/index.html

§         40th or 43rd MS Infantry (Van Dorn)
§         unidentified MS unit (possibly home guard), captured Booneville, MS, in early summer 1862 (Magnolia)

KANSAS 
STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

  Contact:  http://www.kshs.org/index.htm

§         unidentified MS regiment of Tucker’s MS Brigade (which included the 7th, 9th, 10th, 41st, and 44th MS Infantries), captured at Missionary Ridge, TN (First National)

MEMORIAL HALL CONFEDERATE MUSEUM
NEW ORLEANS

Contact:  http://www.confederatemuseum.com/

§         Cowen’s MS Battery (tentative identification) (Van Dorn)
§         Adam’s 1st MS Cavalry, Co. A., Tensas Cavalry
§         unidentified MS flag, carries War Department Capture No. 224, captured at Peachtree Creek, GA, could be the flag of the 3rd MS Infantry, 22nd MS Infantry, 31st MS Infantry, 33rd MS Infantry, 40th MS Infantry, or the 1st Battalion MS  Sharpshooters
§         2nd MS Infantry (piece only)
§         16th MS Infantry, Co. A, Summit Rifles (silk ANV variant)

MINNESOTA 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Contact:  http://navigation.helper.realnames.com/framer/1/113/default.asp?realname=Minnesota+Historical+Society&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emnhs%2Eorg&frameid=1&providerid=113&uid=30014233
§        
35th MS Infantry (piece only), captured at Allatoona Pass, GA (Department of AL, MS and East LA)
§         39th MS Infantry (unclean whether entire flag or piece only) captured at Allatoona Pass, GA, (Department of AL, MS, and East LA)


MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY
RICHMOND


Contact:  www.moc.org

§         MS Light Artillery, Stanford’s Battery
§         7th MS Infantry
§         11th MS Infantry
§         16th MS Infantry
§         19th MS Infantry
§         24th MS Infantry
§         29th MS Infantry
§         34th MS Infantry
§         41st MS Infantry
§   unidentified MS infantry regiment of Gen. Sears’ Brigade, captured at Richland Creek, TN, following the Battle of Nashville (either the 4th, 35th, 36th, or 46th MS Infantry or the 7th     Battalion MS Infantry)

NESHOBA
COUNTY LIBRARY

Contact:  Neshoba County Library, 530 Holland Avenue, Philadelphia, MS 39350

§         11th MS Infantry, Co. D, Neshoba Rifles (Bonnie Blue)

NORTH CAROLINA
STATE MUSEUM

Contact:  http://nchistory.dcr.state.nc.us/

§         unidentified MS Infantry, captured at Franklin, TN (Department of AL, MS, and East LA)

OHIO
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Contact:  http://www.ohiohistory.org

§         23rd MS Infantry, Co. I, Plentitude Invincibles (piece only) (tentative identification)

OKLAHOMA
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Contact:  http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/

§         9th MS Infantry (12-star ANV variant)

OLD CAPITOL CIVIL WAR FLAG COLLECTION
JACKSON, MS

Contact:  Ryan Meyer, Collections Manager
Old Capitol Museum, Museum Division
Mississippi Department of Archives & History
PO Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
Voice:
Facsimile: 601-359-6981

Email:
rmeyer@mdah.state.ms.us


§         Swett’s Battery/Warren Light Artillery (now on display at the Old Courthouse Museum, Vicksburg)
§         1st MS Light Artillery, Battery A, Ridley’s Battery/Jackson Light Artillery
§         1st MS Cavalry (Adams’), Co. B, DeSoto Light Dragoons
§         11th MS Cavalry
§         12th MS Cavalry
§         19th Battalion MS Cavalry
§         2nd MS Infantry (currently on display at Beauvoir, Biloxi, MS)
§         2nd Battalion MS Infantry, Co. C, Blewett’s Co ( currently on display at Beauvoir, Biloxi,  MS)
§         3rd MS Infantry, Co. H., Dahlgren Guards
§         3rd Battalion MS Infantry, Co. A, Duncan Riflemen
§         4th MS Infantry
§         5th MS Infantry, Co. H,  Noxubee Blues
§         6th MS Infantry
§         6th MS Infantry, Co. D , Lowry Rifles
§         7th MS Infantry
§         9th MS Infantry
§         10th MS Infantry
§         10th MS Infantry, Co. G, Rankin Rifles
§         11th MS Cavalry
§         11th MS Infantry, Co. G, Lamar Rifles
§         12th MS Cavalry
§         12th MS Infantry, Co. A, Charlie Clark Rifles
§         13th MS Infantry
§         13th MS Infantry, Co. B, Wayne Rifles
§         14th MS Infantry (Second National)
§         14th MS Infantry, Co. A., Shubuta Rifles (First National)
§         14th MS Infantry, Co. A., Shubuta Rifles (piece only)
§         15th MS Infantry
§         15th MS Infantry, Co. H, Yalobusha Rifles
§         16th MS Infantry
§         16th MS Infantry, Co. D, Adams Light Guards
§         17th MS Infantry
§         18th MS Infantry
§         18th MS Infantry, Co. E, Mississippi College Rifles
§         18th MS Infantry, Co. K, Burt Rifles
§         19th MS Infantry, Co. K, Jake Thompson Guards
§         21st MS Infantry, Co. D, Jefferson Davis Guards
§         22nd MS Infantry, Co. D, Rodney Guards
§         22nd MS Infantry, Co. E, Liberty Guards
§         23rd MS Infantry, Co. A, Blount Guards
§         31st MS Infantry
§         33rd MS Infantry
§         40th MS Infantry (60% size reproduction)
§         41st MS Infantry
§         42nd MS Infantry (pieces only)
§         44th MS Infantry
§         48th MS Infantry
§         1st AL, TN, & MS Infantry (aka 4th Confederate Cavalry), Co. I, MS Devils/Yochna Rifles;  afterwards Co. H, 54th (previously 50th) AL Infantry
§         4th Battalion LA Infantry, Co. E, Natchez Rifles, aka Natchez Rebels
§         Gen. W.S. Featherston’s Brigade HQ flag
§         Vicksburg Garrison flag
§         prisoner of war miniature flag (First National)
§         non-military flag captured at Yazoo City, MS, July 14, 1863
§        
Rankin Guards of 1858


OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM
VICKSBURG
, MS

Contact:  http://www.oldcourthouse.org/index.html

§         Vicksburg Artillery
§         21st MS Infantry
§         21st MS Infantry, Co. A, Volunteer Southrons (miniature flag)
§         28th MS Cavalry
§         30th MS Infantry
§         Swett’s Battery, aka Warren Light Artillery

PIONEER MEMORIAL MUSEUM
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Contact:  http://www.northernutah.com/mayflower/dup.htm

§         15th MS Infantry, Co. K, Oktibbeha Plow Boys (First National)


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS  
generally inaccessible

§         former Courthouse Flag, Tupelo, MS (First National variant)
§         1st MS Light Artillery, Co. H, Ralston’s MS Battery, aka Connor Battery (description given makes this either a McCown or Polk variant)
§         9th MS Infantry, Co. A, Corinth Rifles (First National)
§         11th MS Infantry (tentative identification) (First National)
§         11th MS Infantry (Third Bunting ANV)
§         15th MS Infantry, captured at Mill Springs, KY (First National)
§         26th MS Infantry (Fourth Bunting ANV)
§         27th MS Infantry (ANV variant)
§         41st or 44th MS Infantry (weird AOT variant)
§        
unidentified First National (recent discovery -- no further info available)

SOUTH CAROLINA 
RELIC ROOM

Contact:  http://www.state.sc.us/crr/homepage.htm

§         21st MS Infantry, Co. L, Vicksburg Confederates (First National)


TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM
NASHVILLE, TN

  Conta ct:  http://www.tnmuseum.org

§         7th Battalion MS Infantry (Department of AL, MS, and East LA variant)
§         15th Battalion MS Sharpshooters (Hawkins’) (Hardee)
§         Adams’ MS Brigade, Loring’s Division, Army of TN (Gen. John Adams' personal/guidon flag)

 

TEXAS 
UDC MUSEUM

Contact:  http://www.thc.state.tx.us/civil_war/CWMus.html  
(This is a link to the new Texas Heritage Museum; the Texas UDC collection is on a fifty-year loan to this new museum.)

§         Warren Guards (remotely possible that this is the flag of the Warren and Claiborne Guards,  Co. F, Adams’ 1st MS Cavalry) (First National)

US ARMY MILITARY HISTORY INSTITUTE
CARLISLE BARRACKS, PA

Contact:  http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/

§         11th MS Infantry, captured at Sharpsburg, MD (silk ANV)

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI (OLD MISS),
UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS
OXFORD, MS

Contact:  http://navigation.helper.realnames.com/framer/1/113/default.asp?realname=University+of+Mississippi&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eolemiss%2Eedu%2F&frameid=1&providerid=113&uid=30006160
§         19th MS Infantry
§         2nd MS Infantry, Co. G, Pontotoc Minutemen


IF YOU HAVE A PRINT OF ANY OF THESE MISSISSIPPI CONFEDERATE FLAGS AND HAVE PERMISSION TO DO SO, PLEASE EMAIL ME A SCAN OF SAME!  ALTERNATELY, IF YOU KNOW OF A WEBSITE THAT HAS AN IMAGE OF A MISSISSIPPI CONFEDERATE FLAG, PLEASE SEND THAT ADDRESS TO ME!  THANK YOU! -- Jim Huffman, Compiler (Adjutant, Gainesville Volunteers, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 373, Pearl River County, Mississippi, & Co-Historian, 43rd Mississippi Infantry Volunteers, CSA)

If you know of other surviving Mississippi-related Confederate flags or have corrections or emendations for this list, please email me at huffman@ametro.net so that I can update and re-post this list. 

If you would like to participate in the MS Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans’, campaign to preserve the Mississippi Confederate flags in the Old Capitol Flag Collection, please visit the MS Division’s website (see link below).  (Our patriotic ancestors sacrificed life, limb, and liberty for their homeland; can you sacrifice a few dollars in their remembrance and honor?)  

 

My deepest appreciation goes to the following people and institutions who contributed, directly or indirectly, to this list and, without whom, this compilation would not have been possible.  Thank you, one and all!  

Alabama Department of Archives & History
Beauvoir (the Jefferson Davis Shrine & Presidential Museum)
Chicago Historical Society
Grand Gulf Museum
Illinois National Guard Museum
Illinois State Military Museum
Iowa State Archives
Kansas State Historical Society (Mr. Blair Tarr)
Kansas State Museum
Memorial Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana
Minnesota Historical Society
Mississippi Department of Archives & History
Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Museum of the Confederacy
Neshoba County (Mississippi) Library
North Carolina State Museum
Ohio Historical Society
Oklahoma Historical Society
Old Capitol Museum, Jackson, Mississippi (the incredible Mr. Ryan Meyer, Collections Manager)
Old Courthouse Museum, Vicksburg (the fabulous Mr. Jeff Giambrone)
Pioneer Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah
South Carolina Relic Room
Tennessee State Museum
Texas United Daughters of the Confederacy Museum
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Columbus, Mississippi (Blewett-Harrison-Lee Home and Museum, aka the Gen. Stephen Dill Lee Home)
United States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
University of Mississippi
Vicksburg National Military Park (the capable Ms. Michelle Riter)
the unparalleled Mr. Greg Biggs
the fabulous Mr. Hayes Lowe
Mr. Howard Michael Madaus (world’s leading Confederate flag authority, bar none!)
the selfless Mr. Greg Moorer (owner of the incomparable MS in the Civil War Bulletin Board)
the talented Mr. Rick Saathoff
the generous Mr. Frank Stroupe
 

WEBSITES
OF  GENERAL
CONFEDERATE INTEREST

National Sons of Confederate Veterans

Mississippi Division, SCV  Thanks, Comdr. Lee!

Gainesville Volunteers   Thanks, Jim Phares!

National United Daughters of the Confederacy

National Order of the Confederate Rose

Mississippi Society, Order of the Confederate Rose

Hon. Greg Moorer’s FABULOUS Mississippi Civil War Information website

Savage-Goodner, SCV Camp 1513’s, incredible Confederate links page

Sam Davis Camp 596, Biloxi

Flags of the Confederacy -- the best site on the web for Confederate flag info; operated by the world’s leading Confederate flag experts, bar none!)

43rd MS Infantry Vols, CSA, Thanks, Dameron McRaven!


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