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This is the cotton and wool brigade flag of the Twentieth Army Corps, First Division, Third Brigade. The 8th Kansas Infantry was a regiment in this brigade, as was the 15th Wisconsin Infantry. When Colonel Hans Heg of the 15th Wisconsin was killed at Chickamauga, Colonel John Martin of the 8th Kansas took command of the brigade. Martin presented Governor Thomas Carney with the flag at Leavenworth in April, 1864.
Item Number: 211771
KSHS Identifier: 1957.185.1
Collections - Museum
Date - 1861-1869 - 1863
Military - Wars - Civil War
Military - Wars - Civil War - Kansas Units - US Volunteers - 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Ceremonial Artifact - Flag
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts