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"Fortuna Favet Fortibus" ("Fortune favors the brave") 7th Alabama Cavalry House Flag

"Fortuna Favet Fortibus" ("Fortune favors the brave") 7th Alabama Cavalry House Flag

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These are modern all-weather nylon flags for your house or garden based on the original colors carried by 7th Alabama Calvary. This is a double sided flag, with the historical corresponding print on both sides of the colors. 

The flag are based on the original flag of the 7th Alabama, part of the famed Forrest's Cavalry Corp. The sticker set includes both sides of the flag, noting the brigade and corp designation and "Fortuna Favet Fortibus" on the reverse. 

Historical background: 

The 7th Alabama Cavalry regiment was organized at Newbern, 22 July 1863, raised as part of the brigade of Gen'l James H. Clanton. Recruits came from Greene, Montgomery, Pickens, Randolph, and Shelby counties. Ordered to Pollard, the regiment remained in that vicinity for nearly a year. In the fall of 1864, the 7th reported to Gen'l Nathan Bedford Forrest at Corinth, Mississippi and was reassigned to Rucker's Brigade. It took part in the raid on Johnsonville and was engaged in the fighting as Gen'l John Bell Hood moved up to Nashville. The 7th also bore the brunt of the night attack of the enemy at Brentwood, suffering severely in killed and wounded. During Hood's retreat, the regiment fought daily and nightly, repelling the repeated assaults of the enemy's swarm of cavalry. When the 7th reached Corinth, only 64 rank and file (effectives) were left of the 350 with which it began the campaign. After recruiting a few weeks, the regiment joined Gen'l Abraham Buford, at Montevallo, 300 strong. Ordered to West Florida, the 7th reached Greenville, then turned and confronted Union Gen'l James Wilson's Corps from Benton to Girard, fighting and obstructing his march. At Girard, the regiment was in the line and took part in the last fighting of the great war. It moved by way of Dadeville and Wetumka, and it surrendered at Gainesville, 14 May 1865.

These flags are made to order and take about 3 weeks to produce and ship.

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These flags are made to order and take about 3 weeks to produce and ship.

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