The Washington Times - January 21, 2009, 01:25PM

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The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh has acquired the flag which was carried by the 18th Regiment North Carolina Troops, in wounding of Gen. “Stonewall “Jackson


By Josh Shaffer, Staff Writer

 

 RALEIGH - The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh has acquired a Confederate

battle flag carried by the 18th Regiment North Carolina troops, the group

responsible for accidentally shooting Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, museum

officials said.

 

The museum first learned of the flag when it received a letter from the

flag’s owner in 1992. It was recently purchased from the owner, a New Jersey

college professor, and is on view in the museum’s military history gallery.

 

On May 2, 1863, Jackson and his staff moved in front of the Confederate line

at Chancellorsville, Va., on reconnaissance. Jackson was wounded when troops

from the 18th North Carolina fired into woods at what they thought was federal

cavalry. The battle flag was captured by federal troops the next day.

 

The flag acquisition comes in anticipation of the Civil War Sesquicentennial

Celebration, which will take place from 2011 to 2015. The celebration,

sponsored by the Office of Archives and History, N.C. Department of Cultural

Resources, will commemorate the war’s 150th anniversary and feature events and

activities, according to a press release.

 

(Used with permission of Charlotte News Observer, Charlotte, NC.)

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