Icon Export to Google Earth

Union regiments in blue, using GIF format.

Confederate regiments in red, using PNG format (note lack of transparency).

No text labels with the symbols, but displayed by Google Earth.

Union regiments in blue, using a GIF format, with unit text labels in black, which do not show  up well. 

If you are creating icons for KML and Google Earth, you might want to avoid the labels since they do not come out well with transparent icons.  Google Earth can put the unit names as part of its labels.

Last revision 3/10/2010