Wedding Dress of wife of General Breckinridge used to make the flag of the 20th TN. Inf.
NASHVILLE DISPATCH, March 17, 1863, p. 1, c. 4
A Flag for a Tennessee Regiment.
From the Jackson (Miss.) Crisis.
The Chattanooga Rebel mentions the fact that the wife of General John C. Breckinridge has had prepared a magnificent stand of colors, constructed from the silk of the wedding dress worn by herself upon the day of her marriage, to be presented, through her husband, to the most gallant and brave regiment in his division. The Rebel understands that this appropriate and valued present had been bestowed upon the 20th Tennessee regiment, commanded by Colonel Tom. Smith, and well known as the famous "Battle's regiment," that did such gallant service in the disastrous battle of Fishing Creek.