Consolidated Regiment of the 8th and 19th Arkansas Infantry Battle Flag
The 19th Arkansas (Dawson’s) Infantry consisted of seven companies organized of men from Hempstead, Pike, Polk, and Sevier counties in the southwestern portion of the state. They mustered into service at Nashville Arkansas in November of 1861. By March 1862, three additional companies were added bringing the total number up to ten The regiment was commanded by Colonel C.L. Dawson. Like Col. Dawson, most of the officers and many of the enlisted men were veterans of the Arkansas State Troops and had already had combat experience during the battle of Wilson’s Creek, after which the State Troops were disbanded thus freeing up the men to join the Confederate States Army. The 19th was present at the Battle of Pea Ridge on March 7th and 8th, but because the men were not yet adequately supplied and armed, they were not involved in combat, Instead, they were assigned to guard duty. After Pea Ridge, the 19th was assigned to the Indian territory for the next few months where many of the men died from disease. The graves of some of the men can be found in Atoka Oklahoma today. Read more…
This is a reproduction of the 8th and 19th Consolidated Arkansas Infantry Regiment flag and has a light, aged appearance. It is designed to look like the original preserved flag appears today (not as it would have appeared during the civil war). The actual dimensions are not exactly the same as the original flag. The artwork is visible on both sides, and the lettering reads correctly on one side only.
• One solid piece of printed, hemmed fabric
• Lightweight, 100-denier polyester that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.
• Bright colors
• 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
• Reinforced header with brass grommets
• Flag size: 3′ x 5