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Damaged 12th VA Flag Presented to Petersburg

MONTGOMERY WEEKLY ADVERTISER, March 30, 1864, p. 2, c. 6

An Honorable Relic.—The battle flag of the 12th Virginia Regiment is to have inscribed on it the names of all the bloody battles in which the regiment has been engaged, and then be presented to the city of Petersburg. The flag has been perforated by 300 musket and rifle balls, and several times struck by cannon shot and shell.