Sunday, September 23, 2012
Lest we forget…(no hate no racism...only honor)
"I must not forget our old flag — though torn & tattered & faded. In the three days of fighting, although about 18 inches was torn off the end & lost
— there is fifteen bullet holes through the flag & three through the staff — & besides this a large rent made by a piece of a bomb.
Three color bearers were shot down & the fourth now carries it. If I should live through the war I would want no brighter monument than this faded flag to decorate my parlor walls — (Provided I ever have a parlor)." James C. Bates CSA