7th Kentucky Inf. Regiment Flagbearer, 1862
45€ (37.19€ ex.VAT)
Sculpture: Eduard Pérez
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Number of parts of the kit: 8
Scale: 75 mm
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS FIGURE:
– The characteristic sculpting style of Eduard Pérez perfectly captures the feel of the American Civil War era in this new addition to his ever growing collection on the subject.
– It can be displayed along a previous Confederate Infantryman (FAH00013) and a Confederate Artillery Officer (FAH00017) from this same collection to create a stunning three miniatures vignette based on Gettysburg or any other relevant battle of the war.
– The miniature’s elements allow plenty of options for painting.
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
Carrying the colors during the battle was for many considered an honor, but certainly was an extremely dangerous honor. The soldiers commonly aim and shot the enemy flags and their bearers, so the possibilities to survive the battle very were few for such men. The flags were symbols of courage and inspiration that supposedly involved all the high qualities of the regiment and the country. They had a sacred consideration for everybody in the army, so the flagbearer should avoid at any cost that the flag touched the ground.
Losing the colors in battle was a terrible dishonor, and the first duty of any flagbearer was to keep safe the flag, sometimes at the cost of his life while pushing it forward along the first ranks of the regiment, even under enemy fire. The Stars And Bars was the first national flag issued by the Confederacy, but the similarity with the Federal Stars And Stripes sometimes led to confusion and even casualties by enemy fire. To avoid such incidents, the flag was redesigned.
The 7th Kentucky Infantry Regiment was organized in September of 1861. Its courage was proved in the Battle of Shiloh (6-7th April 1862), one of the bloodiest battles during the Campaign of the West. The regiment took part in some campaigns and battles throughout the war, like the First Battle of Corinth (April 26th to May 30th, 1862) or the Battle of Baton Rouge (August 5th, 1862). After that, the regiment was destined to the Army of Tennessee, under command of General Braxton Bragg.
In 1864, it was transferred under the command of General Nathan B. Forrest, who led a cavalry force. But, due to the lack of horses, the 7th Kentucky served on foot. Finally, the regiment was provided with horses and became the 7th Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Under that new designation, it saw action in several battles until the end of the war, being the Battle of Selma, in Alabama (April 2nd, 1865) the last time it went into combat.
The miniature portrays one of those brave flagbearers with a mix of civilian and regulation clothes, including a cap from the earlier Mexican-American War.