White silk with painted design on both sides; obverse: green palm leaf with seven gold stars; within wreath in black "Guard This -/ till our Country's free,/ Guard it-/ and God will proper thee."; under wreath a red ribbon with "PRESENTED BY THE LADIES OF LEXINGTON" in black; reverse: green palmetto tree, to left of tree are six gold stars in circle around a center star, to right a gold crescent moon; below in maroon "Saluda guards/1861"; gold fringe on three sides
See Authority File . Also see: 1920.1024 and 1920.1023
This banner helps document a Confederate regiment of the Civil War, as well as the supportive role Southern women played during the conflict. It is one of several Confederate banners in the CHM collection.