Claiborne Rangers Confederate flag captured by 4th Minnesota Regiment

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Titles Claiborne Rangers Confederate flag captured by 4th Minnesota Regiment
Description Two-sided Confederate battle flag of faded red and white pieced silk with blue painted slogans on the white stripe reading "Our Rights" and "[Claib]orne Rangers". The flag was captured from a mounted company (Company L) of the 12th Louisiana Regiment known as the "Claiborne Rangers" by the 4th Minnesota Regiment on May 14, 1863 near Jackson, Mississippi. In the spring of 1863, the Claiborne Rangers were sent to the vicinity of Vicksburg, Mississippi. They were involved in the Battle of Bakers Creek (Champion Hill) on May 16, seventeen miles west of Jackson. They likely skirmished with members of the 4th Minnesota after being cut off from Vicksburg, while moving toward Jackson.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 33 1/4 inches height
53 inches width
Nomenclature flag
Materials silk
Subjects Captured by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1865)
Owned/used by: Confederate States of America, Army, Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 12th
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Used in: Louisiana, United States
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Flags & Banners. War Related. Civil War Era
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
Use: 1863 (Date captured.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 028FB.1 (inventory Number)

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