Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Never-exhibited battle flags shown at NC museum

Associated Press Updated: January 25, 2014 at 6:45 am
Associated Press Updated: January 25, 2014 at 6:45 am • Published: January 25, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Battle flags that have never been exhibited haven't been on view for years are part of a Civil War exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History. The exhibit, titled "North Carolina and the Civil War: The Bitter End, 1864-1865," is the final exhibit in a three-part series...

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories for this 30 day period*

Register for 4 more free articles.

or
*A 30 day rolling period starts the day you first visit the site.
Are you a subscriber and having trouble viewing stories?
Advertisement

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Battle flags that have never been exhibited haven't been on view for years are part of a Civil War exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History.

The exhibit, titled "North Carolina and the Civil War: The Bitter End, 1864-1865," is the final exhibit in a three-part series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the war.

The flags have been conserved through funding provided by Civil War re-enactment groups and organizations. Flags will be changed periodically to avoid prolonged exposure to light.

The exhibit begins in the spring of 1864, when heavy fighting in Virginia was thinning the ranks of Tar Heel troops. The exhibit concludes with the surrender of the CSS Shenandoah in Liverpool, England, on Nov. 6, 1865.

In addition to the flags, other artifacts include revolvers, swords and uniforms.

Comment Policy

If you are a subscriber or registered user we welcome your comments. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

Advertisement
Advertisement
The Gazette’s Deal of the Day
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement