The 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment was consolidated with the 15th Arkansas after brigade commander Lucius Polk was disabled on 16 June 1864. Showing all the physical traits of the standard Hardee issue of 1864, this flag was probably issued at the time of consolidation. The battle honors represent each of the separate units, but are applied as though won by the consolidated unit. The crossed cannons probably honor the capture of three artillery pieces by the 1st Arkansas at Chickamauga, although they are incorrectly shown with muzzles up. The flag was captured by the 14th Michigan at Jonesboro, Georgia, on 1 September 1864.
Hardee Battle Flag pattern, Cleburne's Division 1864 issue
Cotton with black, red and white paint, 30 1/2" x 38 1/2"
War Department Capture Number 537
Old State House Museum