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    • Second Michigan Infantry Battle Flag

    • Within ten days after the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861, the Second Michigan was recruited from Adrian, Battle Creek, Flint, Kalamazoo, Niles and Saginaw. This flag was carried by Captain John Hardy.
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • Second Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • Within ten days after the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861, the Second Michigan was recruited from Adrian, Battle Creek, Flint, Kalamazoo, Niles and Saginaw. Its soldiers received this flag emblazoned with a gold eagle clutching in its beak a...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • Thirteenth Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • This tattered banner once read, "Presented by the Citizens of Kalamazoo To the Thirteenth Michigan Infantry." The regiment was mustered in at Kalamazoo in January 1862. So quickly did they leave for the field that the city had no chance to present...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Thirteenth Michigan Infantry; 13th Michigan Infantry
    • Fifth Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • This swallowtail guidon belonged to the Fifth Michigan Cavalry raised in the Detroit area in 1862. The Fifth joined the First, Sixth and Seventh Cavalry regiments to make the Michigan Cavalry Brigade commanded by General George Custer. After the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry
    • Fifth Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • This swallowtail guidon belonged to the Fifth Michigan Cavalry raised in the Detroit area in 1862. The Fifth joined the First, Sixth and Seventh Cavalry regiments to make the Michigan Cavalry Brigade commanded by General George Custer. After the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry
    • First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics (National) Battle Flag

    • This regiment was mustered in at Marshall in October 1861. Made up primarily of engineers and mechanics, the regiment did not function as a unit but was broken into four detachments assigned to divisions of the Army of the Ohio. Before the troops...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics
    • First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • This regiment was mustered in at Marshall in October 1861. Made up primarily of engineers and mechanics, the regiment did not function as a unit but was broken into four detachments assigned to divisions of the Army of the Ohio. Before the troops...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics
    • First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics (National) Battle Flag

    • This regiment was mustered in at Marshall in October 1861. Made up primarily of engineers and mechanics, the regiment did not function as a unit but was broken into four detachments assigned to divisions of the Army of the Ohio. Before the troops...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics
    • First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Battle Flag remnants

    • This regiment was mustered in at Marshall in October 1861. Made up primarily of engineers and mechanics, the regiment did not function as a unit but was broken into four detachments assigned to divisions of the Army of the Ohio. Before the troops...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics
    • Seventh Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • This is the only flag belonging to the Seventh Michigan Infantry Regiment in the museum's collection. The regiment—mustered into service on 22 August 1861 in Monroe—fought at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Second Bull Run, Antietam, the Wilderness and...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Seventh Michigan Infantry; 7th Michigan Infantry
    • First Michigan Sharpshooters Battle Flag

    • This is the first Union flag to fly over Petersburg, the last rebel stronghold in Virginia. On 3 April 1865, after a nine-month siege, Petersburg fell to the Union. The First Michigan Sharpshooters, an elite regiment of marksmen, were the first...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Sharpshooters; 1st Michigan Sharpshooters
    • Third Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • This flag was probably presented to the Third Volunteer Cavalry when it was reorganizing in Kalamazoo in June 1864. The cavalry had originally mustered in at Grand Rapids in November 1861 and fought fiercely, primarily in Mississippi.
    • Third Michigan Cavalry; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; American Civil War; battle flags
    • Ninth Michigan Cavalry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • This flag was presented to the Ninth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment when its men were mustered in during 1863 in Coldwater. Writing in 1876, Adjutant General John Robertson described the flag as a "very neat and finely lettered silk standard,...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Ninth Michigan Cavalry; 9th Michigan Cavalry
    • Twenty-Sixth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • This flag was carried by the Twenty-Sixth, which was mustered into service at Jackson on 12 December 1862. Although the regiment saw most of its action in Virginia, it was also sent to help put down draft riots in New York City in 1863. The troops...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twenty-Sixth Michigan Infantry; 26th Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • This flag was carried by the Eighth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, known as the "Wandering Regiment" for their long marches and hard battles in seven states. It replaced the regiment's first flag, which had become too battle-scarred for...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry

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