One of the most exceptional Civil War Flags in private hands. Offered by: Jeff Bridgman Antiques and American Flags - SILK, CIVIL WAR BATTLE FLAG OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS, WITH WHIMSICAL GOLD TEXT SURROUNDED BY A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY COUNT OF 20-STARS, A PAINTED EAGLE ON THE REVERSE, AND A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON THAT WAS AFTERWARDS APPLIQUED IN THE CANTON
When 17-year-old Union officer Galusha Pennypacker was brevetted as a major general, he became the youngest person on either side to attain that rank during the Civil War. Born June 1, 1844, he wasn’t even old enough to vote until a few weeks after the war ended.
General MacArthur's Dad was a Civil War bad-ass..."Little Mac was soon ahead of the entire Union Army carrying the colors of the 24th in the race to the top. Canisters exploded around... as he charged up the slope. A shell burst knocked him to the ground... he was back on his feet, waving the flag high as the men of the 24th raced behind him. 'Little Mac' cleared the Confederate barricades. With a pistol in one hand and the unit’s flag in the other, he was the first blue coat atop the…
The New York 7th Regiment marching down Broadway before their active duty in the Civil War. Several hundred thousand people cheered them on. New York sent more troops per capita than any other state in the Union to the Civil War.