from COL John A. Dietrichs
Yesterday I drove to Thomasville, GA, to visit the Thomasville History Center and spend time with its Director, Ephraim Rotter, doing research on Ephraim Ponder, who owned the house famously photographed in September, 1864, full of artillery shell holes, etc. Location now on the GA Tech campus, with a new building on it.
At their museum the Director showed me this OLI flag, restored sometime in the late 1960’s. You can see that it was captured on Dec. 21, 1864, when Sherman captured Savannah. I do not have the name or e-mail of anyone currently in the OLI, but thought one of you folks might with the Centennial Legion and could forward the picture. Taken Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by COL John Dietrichs of The Old Guard.
COL John A. Dietrichs
J-4 Deputy Chief of Staff
Old Guard of the Gate City Guard