"A Day of Honor" Artist: Don Stivers

Sub-collection: Flag Related Printed Materials

"A Day of Honor"
Artist: Don Stivers

During the Battle of Las Guasimas, Cuba, June 24, 1898, Major Bell of the 1st Cavalry had gone down with a wound to the leg. Captain C.G. Ayers attempted to carry him from the field, but his shattered leg bone broke through the skin causing so much pain that Ayers had to let him down. The fire was so intense that in one plot of ground fifty feet square sixteen men were killed or wounded. Still, there was a fellow American soldier badly hurt and in need of assistance, and Private Augustus Walley-of the famed "Buffalo Soldiers,"-his compassion overcoming self- preservation, ran to help. Between Ayers and Walley, Bell was dragged to safety.

It is interesting to note the rendering of the Troop 10 E flag in the print depicts the very flag that is in the Zaricor Flag Collection. See in this Grouping ZFC9026 the flag 10 E the troop of the "Buffalo Soldiers" that Pvt. Augustus Walley was assigned to. It is unusual to have the actual artifact depicted in a known print, photo or painting in the same collection as the actual artifact.

This is print 2092 of 3600.

Hoist & Fly

Width of Hoist 21.5
Length of Fly 27.5


Is it framed? no


Nation Represented United States


Fabric Paper


Method of Attachment None


Applique Sides 3-D Artifact

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Condition Excellent
Damage New
Displayable yes


Date 2012