Mon Jun 18 08:04:38 2001
I don't think that the 3rd's flag in this collection is the one presented to the Pratville Dragoons (but it is a possibility which is why I mentioned it), however, my reasoning is different for drawing that conclusion. But I don't understand why the crudeness of the flag prevents it from being that of the Prattville Dragoons. Please explain.
A signal flag would make sense for the St. Patricks cross flag. That signal means "assistance needed". (Kind of ironic that Alabama chose that flag for its State flag in the 1890's.) You'll notice that I never said that it was a Civil War era flag, and even pointed out that it was only "attributed to Alabama". I'm not an expert, so I didn't try to determine this.
You really need to tell the people that are the sources for this information that they are wrong, if you can back it up. As I've stated before, when it comes to flags, I'm no expert and rely on what the "experts" put into print. As in the case of the other list of flags held in Chicago, I'm not the one making these determinations. All the information on the first list came directly from the website. All of the information about the flags on this list comes from "Civil War Flags of Alabama" (I think I got that title correct...don't have the book with me). Those are the people that you need to be telling that they are wrong in your opinion. I have only added the information that I am personally knowledgeable about.
Ken, Mon Jun 18 08:23
A right answer, but to the wrong question.
Hayes Lowe, Mon Jun 18 08:33
Re: A right answer, but to the wrong question.
ken, Mon Jun 18 10:00
Proof by dates.
Hayes Lowe, Mon Jun 18 11:01
Alabama flags in Chicago - etc.
Greg Biggs, Thu Jun 21 00:21
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Hayes Lowe, Thu Jun 21 09:12