Our current preservation project is the flag of the 1st North Carolina Volunteers, Company E, “The Buncombe Riflemen.
This flag of Company E, First Regiment North Carolina Volunteers uses the pattern of the First National Flag of the Confederacy. The eight-star flag was made by Miss Anna and Sallie Woodfin; Miss Miss Fannie and Mary Patton; Miss Mary Gaines, and Miss Kate Smith from their dress material. Miss Anna Woodfin was chosen to present the flag to the Buncombe Riflemen before they left Asheville for the war. The letter “E” on the flag indicates the company’s designation. The flag was almost certainly carried at the Battle of Bethel in June 1861; although the battle honor of “Bethel” was added to the flag in the post-war years.
Camp 379 has raised money over the years primarily for flag and artifact preservation efforts.
Our efforts have helped in the preservation of the
22nd North Carolina Battle Flag
58th North Carolina Battle Flag
35th North Carolina Regimental State Flag
The kerchief worn by General James Johnston Pettigrew when he was wounded at Falling Waters on the retreat from Gettysburg
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