Flag: 5th Alabama Battalion (Co. B, Calhoun Sharpshooters)
Catalogue No. 86.2679.1
(PN10156, PN10162)

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Provenance Reconstruction:

This flag was made by the ladies of Jacksonville, Alabama and presented to Captain Thomas Bush by Miss Clementine Snow. Captain Bush had been sent home from Virginia to organize the new company. The flag was presented as the company departed, just prior to the second Battle of Manassas. Bush was wounded on August 30, 1862 and died on September 5, 1862. The flag and his sword were brought home to his mother, Mrs. Harriet Bush, by Charles, his servant boy. The flag later passed into the hands of Bush's nephew. It was donated to the Alabama Department of Archives and History on April 16, 1941 by Tom B. Jenkins and his sister, Hallie B. Jenkins of Jacksonville.



Sources:
       Curator's Object Files, Civil War Flags, Alabama Department of Archives and History.
       Tancig, W. J. Confederate Military Land Units, 1861-1865. New York, Thomas Yoseloff, 1967.

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