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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Maryland Confederate monument at Gettysburg. (search)
orne at the head of the line, is of blue silk, with the State arms on one side, and on the other the inscription, to the Frederick Volunteers by the Friends of Southern Rights. This company was raised by Captain Bradley T. Johnson, and was the first body of troops that joined the Confederate army in Virginia. The Baltimore flag, known as the Bucktail flag, also of blue silk, with the State seal and the inscription, First Regiment, Maryland Line, upon it, was brought from Baltimore by Miss Hetty Cary, just before the battle of Manassas, and the two colors on one staff were carried through the battle. The flags were also in the battles of Front Royal, Winchester, Bolivar Heights, Harrisonburg, Cross Keys, Port Republic, Cold Harbor, Chickahominy, Malvern Hill, and the Seven Days around Richmond. At the battle of Harrisonburg, where Ashby was killed, five men were shot under the colors. The route of the procession was out Carlisle street to Baltimore street, across Cemetery Hill,