Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Regimental Colors

Thursday, October 30, 1862

As the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment prepared for a new campaign they carried a brand new set of state regimental colors, which they had received two days earlier. They returned to Boston the torn and shattered colors received in August 1861 and which they had carried in every fight except for Ball's Bluff.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 179.

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