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This article provides the history of an American flag carried by Company G, 12th infantry (North Carolinians) commanded by Capt. C.R. Jones during the Mexican-American War and was the first American flag to wave over the fort at the National Bridge. The article provides information on the formation and activities of the regiment, at the outset of the war, their involvement in the battle at the National Bridge (Puente de la Nacional), the flags presentation to the Wilmington Light Infantry after the war, and its subsequent donation to the National Archives in Washington, DC sometime after the Civil War. A 1946 black and white photograph of two unnamed men holding the flag in the Archives is included.