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2nd Louisiana Cavalry (U.S.)


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2nd Louisiana Cavalry

[2nd Louisiana Cavalry] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 August 2011

Units would also add lettering and other art work to their First National flags. The 5th Kentucky regiment had the letters "C" and "G" embroidered on their flag in beautiful knot work to stand for their name: "Citizen's Guard." It was also common for Kentucky units to use the Roman Cross motif, symbolising their Christian heritage.
Dan Nullsig, 26 August 2003

"Confederate flag for the Second Louisiana Cavalry, captured at Henderson, La., March 21, 1864, by William Ayers, second sergeant of Company H, 35th Iowa Volunteers, Fifth Infantry. The flag was recently deaccessioned from the Southern Oregon Historical Society, where it has been since the 1950s. It sold to a private buyer for $51,480."

Flag is seen here:
Esteban Rivera, 14 August 2011

The flag is believed to have been created at Cuba, just like that of the 3rd Texas Infantry.
Tomislav Todorovic, 27 September 2015