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

The World Encyclopedia Of Flags

Date:
2003
Creator:
Alfred Znamierowksi
Publisher/Studio:
London: Anness Publishing

Overview of flags and banners used around the world.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
CR191.Z53 B, LCCN:
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

The World Encyclopedia Of Flags

Date:
2003
Creator:
Alfred Znamierowski
Publisher/Studio:
London: Anness Publishing

Overview of flags and banners used around the world.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
CR191.Z53, LCCN:
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Identifying Flags

Date:
1996
Creator:
Eve Devereux
Publisher/Studio:
Edison, NJ: Chartwel Books

Overview of the world's flags.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
CR109.D481, LCCN:
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Hospital Flag

Date:
c. 1863

This US Army Medical Department flag was hung outside of a house, church, barn or post to mark that the structure was being used as a hospital. The flag heading has "E&H" stamped on it. Evans and Hassall was business in Philadelphia that operated from 1859-1866. Army branches were assigned a color; sky blue for infantry, red for artillery, yellow for cavalry, and green for the medical branch.

Description (physical):

Wool bunting with cotton. 13 7/8" x 28 3/8"

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0006.0011
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park