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42nd Georgia Infantry Flag Shirt

42nd Georgia Infantry Flag Shirt

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Historical Background: 

Regimental History

“The ‘Fowler Guard’ was the nickname for Company ‘D’, 42ndGeorgia Infantry, but its flag had evidently graduated to use as the regimental battle flag of the 42ndwhen it was captured. It was indeed captured by the 11th Indiana Infantry (Wallace’s Zouaves) and presumably by Lieutenant, later Captain John P. Megrew, Company ‘B’, based on his escutcheon; however, it was not taken at the Battle of Fort Donelson (there were no Georgia units at Fort Donelson) but rather in May of 1863 at the battle of Baker’s Creek/Champion Hill during the Confederate movements to oppose Grant outside Vicksburg. Unfortunately, the Union captors referred to the flag erroneously as the ‘Fowler Battery’ (an Alabama unit that was not in the action at Baker’s Creek) because four guns were captured at the same time and place as the battle flag of the 42nd Georgia.

The flag was captured at Baker’s Creek/Champion Hill, and the unit was the Fowler Guard (the 42nd Georgia), further evidenced by the four artillery pieces captured from the 42nd during the same confrontation.

The 42nd Georgia was assembled at Camp McDonald, Georgia, in March 1862, and consisted of men from Calhoun, De Kalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton, and Walton counties. The regiment moved to Tennessee, then Mississippi where it was attached to General Barton’s brigade (Dept. of Mississippi and East Louisiana). The 42ndfought at Chickasaw Bayou & Champion Hill, and on July 4, 1863 was captured at Vicksburg. Exchanged and brigaded under General Stovall, the 42nd continued to fight in various battles from Missionary Ridge to Bentonville. In December 1863, it contained 444 men and 394 arms, and in November 1864, there were 345 present for duty. The unit surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. At the time there were only 5 officers and 126 men remaining.”

Historical discussion surrounding the flag. 


CHEST: Small (19"), Medium (20.5"), Large (22"), XL (24"), 2X (26").

LENGTH: Small (28"), Medium (29"), Large (30"), XL (31"), 2X (32").


100% cotton. Machine wash cold (inside out). Tumble dry low. Do not iron. We recommend a wash before wearing.

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