Dark blue flag with embroidered designs on both sides. One side is a brown and green palmetto tree, encircled by two gold lines. Within these lines are the words "SOUTH" at the top and "CAROLINA" at the bottom. On the other side is a uniformed figure mounted on a white horse, holding a saber. Above this figure is an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Two gold lines form a double circle round the figure and eagle. Within these lines are the words, "SALUDA SENTINELS" at the top, and "ALWAYS READY" at the bottom. The flag is fringed with gold braid on three sides.
The citizens of Saluda, S.C. presented this flag to the Saluda Sentinels before the Civil War. The company used the flag during the war.
The palmetto tree is a symbol of South Carolina. George Washington is shown mounted on a white horse underneath an eagle carrying an olive branch.
Southern secessionists often compared their struggle to the American Revolution and borrowed its symbols to embellish their own. This flag features an embroidered figure of George Washington modeled after a statue erected in Richmond in 1860.