Flag Of 2nd United States Colored Troops

Date:
c. 1863

Black Pennsylvanians often fought in United States Colored Troops regiments organized outside the state, such as the 2nd USCT, formed in 1863 at Arlington, Virginia. The 2nd campaigned primarily in Mississippi and Florida, and proudly carried this regimental flag.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Battery C Flag

Date:
c. 1864

In 1838 Battery C, 3rd Regiment, commanded by Captain Samuel Ringgold became the first artillery battery to receive horses so that every soldier was mounted. Commonly known as a flying battery because of their capability for rapid movement, Ringgold's battery was soon followed by three other batteries, one from each of the four artillery regiments. The flying batteries played a decisive role in winning the Mexican War battle honors. Around the edge, the flag honors the Battery's service during the battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Buena Vista, and Monterey. Read more »

Location:
1713 Southwest 11th Street Lawton, OK 73501
Identifier:
2010.7100.0001
Institution:
National Artillery Museum

U.S. Treasury Guards Flag

Date:
c. 1865

Dramatically associated with the close of the war, this flag decorated the front of the Presidential box at Ford Theater, in Washington, D.C. on the night of April 14th, 1865. Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, caught his spur and tore this flag as he jumped from the Presidential Box to the stage below.

Description (physical):

Silk. 71 1/2" x 77 1/2"

Location:
511 10th Street, NW Washington,District of Columbia 20004
Identifier:
2010.0006.0002
Institution:
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

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

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

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 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

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

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

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