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Do AS Johnston for Picket, that will fit well.
Strelets have indicated this is set 1 of a 2 set confederate generals series. set 1 mounted. set 2 on foot. Picket is most likely to be represented in the foot set along with others such as Armistead with the famous pose of sword raised with hat aloft leading the charge at Gettysburg.
I Agree. That and the Union Jack have to be the most often displayed flags in the world. I think the similarity is not a just co-incidence.
Message: Yes Holly,
I can tell you an answer. Although the Confederate Flag is "Cool Looking" it represents the last thing America stands for - "Slavery." The "Stars & Stripes" today stand for Freedom for all "Free Men, Free Women, and Free Families" in the world. Americans, are the peoples of the world. But they are "You Too." My Father's ancestors are from the South and my Mothers ancestors are from the North. We all agree "Free Peoples" are best for the future of all of us.
Flags are "Cloth" but the "Stars & Stripes" and the symbolism that the freedom it represents are popular. Just look at some of the asian countries like Malasia.
You ask a good question, Holly, so please post your opinion to my opinion. After all, you are just asking about a piece of rag cloth.
The mystery officer in the excellent Strelets Confed genls is Fitzhugh Ross, an Austrian officer attached to Lee's staff at Gettysburg. (See Don Troiani's depiction.)
To go a step even further, the typical "Confederate Flag" (the kind you see in the rear windows of pickup trucks) is actually the battle flag that Joe Johnston introduced to the Confederate Army of the Tennessee in 1864. Since the Civil War, it has been used by hate groups and bigots for their own agendas. As a native of Ohio, I have seen this flag displayed more often in southern Ohio and Kentucky (Union States) than anywhere in the South. "Rednecks" and Racists love this flag. I beleive it does a great disservice to the men that actually fought under it (whether they were pro-slavery or not). The official flag(s) of the Confederate government (there were three between 1861-1865) are rarely displayed outside of Living History circles. By the way, I beleive the term "redneck" has been beaten to death , and should only be used in referring to Michigan farmhands, as the term was originally intended.
I would have to agree with Paul in reaard to the mystery figure, after all his attire is that of no other civi; War uniform with a very European look
I agree. This is certainly "one of the best" sets produced by the S*R Team.
In fact, they are so good, I have to memorize their real names to go with their real personalities. No more making-believe with these fine figurines. No faceless soldiers in thier latest releases!
I can only hope us U.S. customers :-( are able to get some sets before summer.
Au Revoir for now & Happy Collecting
would you be interested to see the sculptor's face behind this set?
Yes, I most certainly would be honored to see. In fact, all of your customers would be. But as we have discussed on the forum about scluptors and confidentiality, would I be wrong in guessing we will find him immortalized in one of the figurines masters? This would be unique, or an actual picture, or ... ?
As for me, I can't wait; I'm chomping on my bit wanting to kick the gate down.