National colors of the 2nd South Carolina Volunteers, U. S., an infantry regiment raised on the Southern coast from freed slaves in SC, Georgia and Florida. This Union regiment participated with Harriett Tubman in the June 1863 raid on the Combahee River, SC. A small portion of a gold star remains on the blue field. White silk stripes have deteriorated over time due to acid. Five of the seven red stripes have survived. This is the only known flag of seven Black regiments raised for service in the three states.