The flag of the Confederacy rose and fell in only four years. It arose over a prosperous, peaceful nation whose mothers sent their husbands and sons to die, if need be, under its folds. And die they did, from the plains of Manassas to the fields of Pennsylvania, from Shiloh to Nashville, from the Wilderness to Appomattox and from Southern seaports to the shores of distant lands. The flag the Confederacy adopted as its National Standard on March 4, 1861 was first raised on Capitol Hill in…
Major General Philip H. Sheridan's Personal Civil War, 1864-1865, Battle Flag. Sheridan adopted this flag upon assuming command of the Army of the Potomac's Cavalry Corps in April of 1864 and it accompanied him through the rest of the war.
The personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan, one of the most extraordinary Civil War generals. Made of merino wool and entirely hand-sewn, this was Sheridan's colors from the Spring – Summer of 1862, when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry with great effect and rose from Captain to Major General in just six months.
Seven-star Confederate 1st National flag used at Murfreesboro (Tenn.) when Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest raided the town, July 13, 1862. The flag belonged to Capt. Charles Anderson, Forrest's aide-de-camp.
Civil War Pennsylvania 53rd Regiment Pieced and Gilt-stenciled Silk American Flag, c. 1864, likely a camp flag, with a hand-stitched field composed of seven red and six white stripes, the central red stripe with the gilt inscription "53D. PA.," the blue canton ornamented with thirty-four gilt-stenciled stars, the inner sleeve reinforced with linen, Provenance: From Captain Archibald F. Jones, (b. January 7, 1824, d. March 8, 1879.
Civil War Pennsylvania 53rd Regiment Pieced and Gilt-stenciled Silk American Flag
*1st NATIONAL CONFEDERATE FLAG~dates to first months of the war. The reverse is embroidered with a wreath and the words Cherokee Dragoons. The motto Either with it or upon it is also present. This early war militia unit became part of the 'Phillips Legion' that served in Virginia.
The colour of the 10th Tennessee Infantry Regiment is probably the most celebrated Irish Confederate flag. There was no doubt it could be anything but an Irish regiment it was even nicknamed the Confederate Irish Brigade despite being only one regiment. (the term "Irish Brigade" seems to have been adopted by various units numbering far less than brigade strength possibly trying to compare themselves with the celebrated French Irish Brigade), The 10th's colour was a green flag which depicted…