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The Van Dorn battle flag

The Van Dorn battle flag is a historical Confederate flag with a red field depicting a white crescent moon in the canton and thirteen white stars; and trimmed with gold cord. In February, 1862, Confederate general Earl Van Dorn ordered that all units under his command use this flag as their regimental colors.[1] The 4th Missouri and 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiments carried this flag into battle; as well as some of Van Dorn's old units in the Army of Mississippi and East Louisiana.[2]

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  1. Echoes of Glory: Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy, editors of Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books (1996), p.261.
  2. Echoes of Glory: Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy, pp.260–261.

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