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Sounds like a nice flag presentation.

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by major bill, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. major bill

    major bill Lt. Colonel Forum Host

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    Women in Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Kent County) wore a type of semi uniform. In 1861 when the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was presented with a regimental flag 20 young ladies were attired in red Zouave jackets and brown jockey caps trimmed in red, white and blue. The rest of the ladies, 6 in number, wore blue dresses with white and red sashes pinned at the shoulder with a metal star. These 6 ladies also carried blue parasols with 13 gold stars.


    Silon, Gordon L., A Grand Rapids Sampler, GHistory .R. Hist. Commission, 1992.
     

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