Milwaukee Sentinel, October 4, 1862, pg. 1
(Also from Jim Pula's 'The Sigel Regiment')
The second National flag was presented before and first used in the battle at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia June, 1864
Mil. Trang, Madison, Wis.
I should be glad to
for my regiment a flag from the State, our old one being litterally in
tatters. I believe there were provisions made, but but I have not the
and don't know the exact mode of appling for it. If you would send me
flag, I will send all the requisitions, resceipts, that may be requred.
Of coarse of battles should be installed, "Chancellorsville,
Wauhatachie, and Mission Ridge". Besides that , I should like to have
State Colors. Our old one was lost at Gettysburg, where every one of
Color Guards were killed or wounded. I would be greatfully obliged if
would get me these as soon as possible.
Very Truly Yours
Fred C. Winkler,
Mgr. Cmding, 26th Wis. Vol.
(Original images belong to the 29th Wisconsin Infantry, change by
The colors of the 26th Wisconsin in storage. There were four, but
when unwrapped, on flag was the colors
of another regiment, thus only three pictured here are of the 26th
Eleventh Corps 'Major General O. O. Howard' Banner.