WWI 48 Star, Silk Regimental Battle Flag, 2d Sq, Cavalry, Georgia National Guard


WWI 48 Star, Silk Regimental Battle Flag, 2d Sq, Cavalry, Georgia National Guard

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WWI 48 Star, Silk Regimental Battle Flag, 2d Sq, Cavalry, Georgia National Guard:
$1500.00


Border War to WWI U.S. Army Silk Regimental Battle Flag 2d Sqdn, Georgia Cavalry (Atlanta, Georgia); SILK REGIMENTAL COLORS KNOTTED FRINGING.




How I got my uniforms




This Flag was obtained by my grandfather. My grandfather, Robert Allen Davies, born 18 September 1910, went to the GA Military Academy when he was young. He served in the GA National Guard as a piolet. He crashed a plane while he was in the National Guard and was in traction well over a year. He was disabled, and unable to fly, he was honorable discharged. He found new work by opening several service stations in Savannah, GA around Hunter Army Airfield. As a service station owner, He was given much more ration tickets than the average person because of the type of business. He used this to his advantage. (I guess it's called profiteering.) Soldiers from Enlisted Men to Officers would trade military uniforms, Flags, guidons, coins, liquor, etc for gasoline, tires, batteries, etc. This is how he built his collection. My grandfather passed away September 09, 2000 at the age of 89 years old. I inherited his collections. I wanted to keep everything and open a museum one day, but my baby girl, Allison, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia April 3, 2021. I had to sell my family collection to help my daughter to be as comfortable as she can be while she is undergoing  Chemotherapy. Her case was reduced to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia around October of 2021. I am praying for remission. I hope that you understand why I am selling my family collection.




•••••This Flag was owned by Captain Joseph S Slicer, out of Atlanta, Georgia. I have his M1924 uniform listed as well. Sold


Museum Description:


48 Stars, Regimental Battle Flag, 2d Squadron, Georgia Cavalry, Mexican Border War Period, Stripes to Hoist, Silk Knotted Fringe, Sleeve Hoist, Silk Fabric, Silk Embroidered Stars, Rectangular Registration Size






The most common indicators of a Army battle Flag made for use by ground forces include:




•The presence of fringe around the borders of a Flag


Embroidered, gilt-painted, or silk sewn stars




•Hoists that consist of the stripe or colored material, rather than a separate white hoist




•The presence of ribbon-like ties or a sleeve along the hoist edge of the Flag




•A large, nearly square shape, which often indicates a regimental color




•The use of silk fabric in the Flag's construction




For your consideration is this extremely rare Regimental Battle Flag. This Flag was used by the Georgia National Guard during the Mexican Border War, circa 1917.




The measurements for this Flag are near to square. They are 4 Ft. 4 In. x 5 Ft. 6 In. The size of this Flag is exact to the sizes used by U.S. ground forces and State National Guard since the mid 19th century.




By the time that this Flag was used, the US Army Regulations created a Wool National Colors of “Regulation Size” & a Silk National Colors of “Regulation Size”. This coincided with the 1895 Guidon regulations.




Wool Battle Flag & Wool guidon were considered Service pieces. These were used for all activities with the exception of ceremonies.




Silk Battle Flags & Silk Guidons were used only for ceremonial purposes.




Silk guidons were done away with in 1921. Silk Battle Flags were done away with after 1952.




This Flag is a contract piece as it wasn’t manufactured by the Quartermaster Depot. This was a common practice in the late 19th to early 20th century. These contract pieces or private purchase Flags were used by National Guard units across the US.




This piece was used during the Border War period from 1917 through 1919. This Flag came from a large 108th Cavalry Regiment grouping that I have slowly sold that was in my grandfather’s collection since the 1940s.




This Flag was said to have been used while stationed at the border.




This is an entirely silk Flag. The canton is a cornflower blue silk with silk embroidered stars. The Red & White bars are printed. The fringe is extremely early as it is a knotted silk. This piece measures 4ft 4in by 5ft 6in.




This is a very tough Flag to find.




There are a couple of spots that were repaired while in used by the Army. It’s a very old repair.




LINAGE OF 108th Cavalry Regiment out of Atlanta, Georgia.




Troop C, 1st Separate Squadron, Georgia Cavalry at Atlanta, Georgia




     •organized 31 March 1883 as Governor’s Horse Guard




     •redesignated 25 January 1890 as Troop B, 1st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry




     •redesignated 3 October 1899 as Troop L, 1st Georgia Cavalry




     •redesignated Troop L, 2d Squadron, Georgia Cavalry, 3 December 1907




     •mustered into federal service 16 July 1916 and stationed at El Paso




     •redesignated 20 October 1917 as 106th Train Headquarters and Military Police, 31st Division




     •demobilized 14 January 1919 at Camp Gordon, Georgia




     •reorganized and federally recognized 31 May 1921 as Troop C, 1st Separate Squadron, Georgia Cavalry)




     •redesignated Troop C, 2 November 1921


WWI 48 Star, Silk Regimental Battle Flag, 2d Sq, Cavalry, Georgia National Guard:
$1500.00

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