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by Dov Gutterman, 23 July 1999
The flag, blue field with a solid white St. George's cross, is based on pure speculation and not an existing flag. The unit was part of Dea's Alabama Brigade which, sometime in late 1862 or early 1863, received flags of this type for only their brigade (which I think are based on Imperial French regimental colors. The units were from or trained in, Mobile, Alabama, which was every bit as French at one point as New Orleans).
However, only 2 or three flags of this brigade actually still exist today. It is not the pattern that I have a problem with - the 19th most liely had a flag like this. It is the appended battle honors. One of the flags of this pattern are marked with embroidered honors - the other two are blank. So there is no proof at all that the 19th's flag had honors on it.
Greg Biggs, 23 July 1999