Flag Bearer for Denmark Danes

Flag Bearer for Denmark Danes (HM1F6O)

Location: Denmark, TN 38391 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 31.938', W 89° 0.012'

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April 6, 1862
Billy Caldwell, a redheaded fellow, was killed at Shiloh. He was the flag bearer for Denmark Danes. He died with the flag in his hand. The flag was shot to shreds and the staff that held it was hit twenty six times. The flag fell to the ground six times, but each time was secured by a member of the guard, and again waved on high. When the last of the guard fell, the tattered banner, red with the blood of the brave guard that lay dead and dying around it, was seized by Private Posey of Company A. Billy had made a short speech at the Denmark Church in which he said he would carry the flag to Washington and shake it in the face of Abe Lincoln, or something of that kind.
HM NumberHM1F6O
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 5:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 318656 N 3933915
Decimal Degrees35.53230000, -89.00020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 31.938', W 89° 0.012'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 31' 56.28" N, 89° 0' 0.72" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2700-2822 Denmark Jackson Rd, Denmark TN 38391, US
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