Istinctive State Flags of the Confederacy

Southern state flags are visual ) evidence of the strong feeling of sir rights among individual mfederate states, and the addition patriotic slogans was quite mmonplace. A large number of ch flags, captured during the war, ;re returned to their states of origin the Federal Government in the rly decades of the twentieth ntury and they now usually reside their respective state capitols. iny of these flags, oil-painted on : or embroidered, are really works art, and need professional care yv, if future generations are to be e to see them.

1 North Carolina State Flag, unit unknown. At a convention held at Raleigh, on May 20, 1861, North Carolina became the eleventh State to secede from the Union and the new state flag was adopted on June 22. 1861 This follows the pattern of the Texas flag in many respects, including the use of the lone star, a popular device among several Southern states.

2 Virginia State Seal Flag, unit unknown. The Old Dominion, in convention, took its first vote to secede on April 17, 1861. its flag was adopted on April 20. The State Seal dated from the Revolutionary War and features the

Commonwealth Virginia State Seal

s caitwsyal The Museum uI

Confederacy, Richmond.

Latin Inscription South Carolina

figure of 'Liberty' and the Latin inscription. Sic Semper Tyrannis, meaning, 'Ever Thus to Tyrants " Virginia State troops were first called to the colors to defend the state from the Federal authority on the same day that the convention voted on secession

3 Flag of the Florida Independent Blues, Company B, 3rd Regiment Florida Volunteer Infantry

4 South Carolina State Seal Flag of Company B, 5th Regiment South Carolina Volunteer Infantry

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