2nd Maryland Monument, C.S.A-Culp's Hill, Gettysburg, PA

Date:
Oct28, 1894

This photograph details the dedication of the Confederate monument to the 2nd Maryland regiment, which fought extensively on Culp's Hill during the Battle of Gettysburg. These veterans returned over three decades after the battle to see their actions immortalized.

Location:
201 West Monument Street Baltimore,Maryland 21201
Identifier:
Z24.1480
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

Palmetto Flag

Date:
c. 1861

On April 14th 1861, men of the 18th South Carolina regiment raised this Palmetto flag over the captured Fort Sumter. The Palmetto flag confirmed the start of the bloodiest war in American history.

Description (physical):

9' x 6'

Location:
1214 Middle Street Sullivan's Island,South Carolina 29482
Identifier:
2010.0006.0005
Institution:
Fort Sumter National Monument

Garrison Flag

Date:
c. 1860

Major Robert Anderson raised this large garrison flag over the unfinished Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on December 26, 1860. It was flying on April 12, 1861 when the Confederate forces began firing on the fort.

Description (physical):

Wool bunting. 19' 1" x 24' 1"

Location:
1214 Middle Street Sullivan's Island,South Carolina 29482
Identifier:
2010.0006.0006
Institution:
Fort Sumter National Monument

Storm Flag

Date:
c. 1860

After the garrison flag (see previous flag) that was flying over Fort Sumter had ripped, soldiers raised this smaller storm flag in its place.

Description (physical):

8' x 14'

Location:
1214 Middle Street Sullivan's Island,South Carolina 29482
Identifier:
2010.0006.0007
Institution:
Fort Sumter National Monument

Pee Dee Rifle Guard Flag

Date:
c. 1860

Flag carried by the Company A of the Pee Dee Rifle Guard.

Description (physical):

Silk. 35 1/2" x 45"

Location:
1214 Middle Street Sullivan's Island,South Carolina 29482
Identifier:
2010.0006.0008
Institution:
Fort Sumter National Monument

Confederate First National Flag

Date:
c. 1861

This flag has the First National pattern with 9 stars on the canton. The flag's large dimensions indicate that it was probably used as a storm flag during bad weather.

Description (physical):

Wool bunting. 112" x 53

Location:
P. O. Box 30757 Savannah , Georgia 31410
Identifier:
2010.0006.0003
Institution:
Fort Pulaski National Monument

Montgomery Guards Flag

Date:
c. 1862

The "Sisters of Mercy" presented this flag that was carried on a cross pole by the Montgomery Guards on March 17, 1862. The Guards, garrisoned at Fort Pulaski were made up of men of Irish heritage who came from Montgomery, Georgia.

Description (physical):

Silk. 36" x 49" with 4" gold fringe on three sides.

Location:
P. O. Box 30757 Savannah, Georgia 31410
Identifier:
2010.0006.0004
Institution:
Fort Pulaski National Monument

Confederate Flag

Date:
c. 1860

Records indicate that Joe E. Brown, Governor of Georgia during the Civil War, may have owned this flag.

Location:
900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr.Kennesaw,Georgia 30152
Identifier:
2010.0006.0009
Institution:
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Virginia Regimental Flag

Date:
c. 1860

This flag was carried by an unknown Virginia regiment. On April 8, 1865, Major Thomas Ward of General Armstrong Custers's cavalry division captured it near Namozine Church. Major Ward was General Custer's brother-in-law.

Description (physical):

Silk. 54" x 65"

Location:
VA Rt. 24 Appomattox,Virginia 24522
Identifier:
2010.0006.0001
Institution:
Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park

Army Of Northern Virginia Infantry Battle Flag, 3rd Issue

Date:
c. 1864

This flag belonged to the Staunton artillery (Garber's battery), Virginia. It is unclear why the artillery battery used an infantry flag, and didn't have a regulation artillery flag measuring 3 feet square. It's possible that since the flag is a late war model, that the artillery model wasn't available.

Description (physical):

Wool bunting with cotton stars. 45" x 45"

Location:
8976 Battlefield Park Rd.Richmond , Virginia 23223
Identifier:
2010.0006.0011
Institution:
Richmond National Battlefield Park