- May 12, 2018
So here’s a rare question from myself to those South of the Mason Dixion... the Cleveland Light Artillery captured a “rebel” flag in 1861 in West Virginia. It’s long since disappeared. Any idea if this would have been the 1st Confederate National Flag, the Bonnie Blue... ? It was captured along with the Sesch cannon, a James Rifle from Tredegar that probably belonged to the militia in Virginia and I think some headquarters baggage if that helps ID things. Obviously the original no longer exists but a proximate guess?