Abel Streight Brigade Banner
- Title:Abel Streight Brigade Banner
- Date:ca. 1863
- Description:The flag appears to have been trimmed, particularly in the blue field and the border areas, with possible portions taken as souvenirs. The fabric is faded, particularly the red and white stripes. It has a blue field with gold stars and a fringe border.
- Historical Note:Antoinette Polk, daughter of Andrew Jackson Polk of Ashwood Hall, was sixteen years old and visiting her cousins in Columbia when she heard that Union Gen. John T. Wilder's "Lightning Brigade" was approaching. Knowing that there were Confederate soldiers recuperating at her home, she jumped on her horse and raced home in time to warn the soldiers. When Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest heard of Antoinette's bravery, he gave her this banner captured from Union Gen. Abel Streight's Brigade in May 1863..
- Institution:Maury County Archives
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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