Excerpt from letter dated at Hdqrs. Trans-Miss. District, Dept. No. 2, Jacksonport, February 7, 1862, Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn to Maj. Gen. Sterling Price:
So many mistakes have occurred during this war by the similarity of flags that I have had a battle-flag made, one of which I send you for our army. Please have one made for each regiment of your army, to be carried in battle.