American Civil War (1861-1865)
The Civil War was the culmination of four decades of intense sectional conflict and reflected deep-seated economic, social, and political differences between the North and the South. The South, overwhelmingly agricultural, produced cash crops—cotton…
Since the end of the American Civil War, private and official use of the
Confederacy's flags, and of flags with derivative designs, has continued under ...
Civil War flags were the symbols of the men who fought in the American Civil War
. These flags carry with them the greatest stories of the war.
This was our Flag for the next two years under Presidents James Buchanan (
1857-1861) and Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865). At the outbreak of the Civil War ...
Indeed, when soldiers sang about how they would "rally 'round the flag
," there was a literal meaning to the line.
And as Civil War
soldiers generally felt their first loyalty to their regiment, the flag
of that regiment took on enormous importance. To fully understand... More »
Civil War Flags, Including Confederate and Union Flags. Battle Flags From the
American Civil War, 1861-1865.
See a few of the flags of the Civil War including the Union Flag, First Confederate
Nat. Flag (Stars and Bars), Second Confederate Nat. Flag (Stainless Banner) ...
The Civil War Trust has partnered with leading Civil War flag conservancies and
military museums to present to you this selection of authentic Civil War flags that
The flags main duty was to serve as a rallying point for troops on the battlefield.
Since there was massive confusion during a Civil War battle units became ...
The Civil War not only revived that patriotic attachment to the flag, but expanded
and intensified it, fostering a spirit of reverence and devotion that would endure ...