ACC 103

£2.50

1st, 4th and 5th virginia cavalry (see main description for the history of the flags)

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ACC103
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Description

The 1st virginia cavalry was organized on july 16th 1861. For twelve months service with twelve companies, reorganized 23rd april 1862, the unit would see service in the eastern theatre with the army of northern virginia.Battles: falling waters,1st bull run, baileys crossroads, lewinsville, falls church road, williamsburg, ellisons mill, stuarts first raid, seven days battles, gaines mill, 2nd bull run, antietam, corbins crossroads, fredericksburg, hartwood church, kellys ford, chancellorsviile, brandy station, aldie, middleburg, gettysburg, shepherdstown, bristoe campaign, mine run, upperville, the wilderness, spotsylvania court house, north anna, haws shop, cold harbour, trevelian station, petersburg siege, 3rd winchester, toms brook, cedar creek, appomattox court house.The flag is a virginian state flag, common with virginia units in the early months of the war. The flag would be replaced with an army of northern virginia battleflag.The 4th virginia cavalry was formed on september 19th 1861 with the powhatan troop serving as part of company e. The regiment was reorganized on 25th april 1862 and, was to see service with the army of northern virginia. In the eastern theatre. Battles: stuarts first raid, 2nd bull run, south mountain, antietam, corbins crossroads, fredericksburg, hartwood church, kellys ford, chancellorsviile, brandy station,aldie, middleburg,westminster maryland,gettysburg, shepherdstown, bristoe campaign, mine run, thoroughfare mountain,, the wilderness, spotsylvania court house, north anna, haws shop, cold harbour, trevelian station, petersburg siege, 3rd winchester, toms brook, cedar creek, appomattox court house.The flag is a virginia state flag, with a yellow field. A state seal on one side and, a portrait of pocahontas on the reverse. Presented by the ladies of powhatan county virginia in 1860 and, returned in september 1861 as the were issued with a battleflag of the army of northern virginia. Pattern.The 5th virginia cavalry regiment like the 1st & 4th regiment was to see service in the east. Formally organized in june 1862. Consolidated with the 15th virginia cavalry regiment in november 1864 and, designated as the 5th consolidated cavalry regiment. Battles: seven days battles, 2nd bull run, antietam, fredericksburg, kellys ford, stonemans raid, brandy station, aldie, middleburg, gettysburg, bristoe campaign, mine run, the wilderness, spotsylvania court house, north anna, cold harbour, petersburg siege, 3rd winchester, toms brook, cedar creek, appomattox court house. The flag of the princess anne cavalry who would serve as company e, 5th virginia cavalry, has a yellow field and, a painting of liberty on both sides with the artist signature (t. R. Jefferys). The unit flag was presented in april 1861 by the ladies of london bridge church society. All flags are held in the museum of the confederacy in richmond, virginia

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