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Massachusetts Regts. Carry Their Own Black Flag

A counterpart to the aforementioned Texans carrying a blck flag is this description of Massachesetts regiments with one.

SUGAR PLANTER [WEST BATON ROUGE, LA], November 23, 1861, p. 2, c. 1

The Black Flag.—The Lynchburg Virginian is informed "the Massachusetts regiments parade weekly through the streets of Baltimore, carrying the 'Star Spangled Banner' and the 'exterminating flag'—a black flag with a skull and cross bones!"