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General Sheridan's Headquarters Flag (U.S.)

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Gen. Phillip Sheridan was a brigade and then division commander in the Union Army through 1863. He was brought East with Gen. U.S. Grant to command the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac in 1864. As such a HQ flag was designed for him and other prominent officers.

The flag I have for Sheridan is a swallow tail banner, white over red with a white star in the top and a red star in the bottom. However, I am told that he had more than one HQ flag. The one that was described with the crossed sabers may have been the one he used when he commanded the Union army in the Shenandoah Valley in late 1864.

Greg Biggs, 20 September 1999