31st Alabama Infantry Cotton Flag 3 x 5 ft.
This 31st Alabama Regiment flag . The 31st had its unique flag for a year and a month before it was captured.
The exact origin of the 31st’s Battle-Flag is not known but it was probably sewn by the ladies of Talladega for the 31st like may Southern Regiments who were given custom flags by local ladies before the flags were standardized. The 31st Alabama received their flag on Wednesday, April 16, 1862.
The flag was captured by Private Albert G. Trussel of Company G, 17th Iowa Volunteer Infantry at the Battle of Champion Hill near Bakers Creek, Mississippi, on May 16, 1863. It remained in the possession of the State of Iowa until 2012. It is now on display at Confederate Memorial Park in Mountain Creek, Alabama.
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