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MARYLAND MANUAL 687

BATTLE FLAGS OF MARYLAND

In the Flag Room, State House, Annapolis

No. 1. "Old Glory," believed to be the oldest United States Flag
in existence, and carried by the American troops in the Revolutionary
War. It was made in accordance with the Act of Congress, June 14,
1777.

No. 2. Flag carried by the Union Volunteers of Baltimore during
the War of 1812-1814. The Union Volunteers were attached to the
Fifth Regiment of Maryland Militia. This regiment served at Fort
McHenry and North Point on September 12, 1814.

No. 3. The "Old Defenders' Flag," the original flag adopted by
the Old Defenders' Association of the War of 1812, and presented to
the State of Maryland by the Society of the War of 1812.

Federal Army Flags

No. 4. Three flags of the First Regiment Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers of the Federal Army, a regiment that served throughout
the Civil War.

No. 5. Five Flags of the Second Maryland Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers in the Civil War. Organized under the President's call of
May 3,1861.

No. 6. Four Flags of the Third Regiment Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers, recruited under call from the President. The recruiting
began June 18th, 1861.

No. 7. Three Flags of the Fourth Regiment Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers, recruited under the second call of the President, in July
and August, 1862.

No. 8. Four Flags of the Fifth Regiment Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers, organized on September 12, 1861, at Lafayette Square,
Baltimore.

No. 9. Four Flags of the Sixth Regiment Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers, organized at Baltimore under the second call of the Presi-
dent, from August 12 to September 8, 1862.

No. 10. Three Flags of the Seventh Regiment Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers, organized under the second call of the President, in 1862.

No. II. Four Flags of the Eighth Regiment Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers, organized in Baltimore in August, 1862.

No. 12. Two Flags of the Ninth Regiment Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers, organized at Baltimore, June and July, 1863, to serve for
a period of six months in pursuance of a proclamation from the Presi-
dent calling for additional troops to repel the Confederate armies then
invading Maryland and Pennsylvania. These Flags were returned to
the State of Maryland on March 31, 1905, by the Secretary of War,
under the authority conferred on him by Congress, approved Febru-
ary 28, 1905, entitled a "Joint Resolution to return to the proper
authorities certain Union and Confederate Battle Flags.

No. 13 Two Flags of the Tenth Regiment Infantry, Maryland
Volunteers, organized at Baltimore, June and July, 1863, to serve for
six months.

 

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