Was there a Union flag in the Civil War?
The primary Union Civil War flags were the Unites States flag, known as the Stars and Stripes, and the regimental colors. The most recognizable Confederate flag, however, is not one of the South’s national flags but the Confederate battle flag, also known as the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.
What did the Union flag represent during the Civil War?
The red, one of the colors of the stripes, mean hardness and courage. Something both the Confederate and the Union had and fought for. And white, another color of the stripes, stands for purity and innocence. All of these colors and their meaning represent both the South and the North.
Did the North have a flag in the Civil War?
Different flags were used by the Northern and Southern states during the Civil War. The number of stars and stripes represented the original 13 colonies of the United States (the modern flag still has 13 stripes but has 50 stars to represent the 50 states).
What did the Union Army represent?
During the American Civil War, the Union Army, also called the Northern Army, referred to the United States Army, the land force that fought to preserve the Union of the collective states. Also known as the Federal Army, it proved essential to the preservation of the United States as a working, viable republic.
What did the North flag look like during the Civil War?
It was remarkably similar to the American flag; it had three red and white stripes, and a blue canton featuring a star for each state of the Confederacy.
What did the American flag look like in 1865?
The 36 Star Flag: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1865. A star was added for the admission of Nevada (October 31st, 1864) and was to last for 2 years. The only President to serve under this flag was Andrew Johnson (1865-1869). Select your 36 Star Flag size here.
What flags were flown at Gettysburg?
In addition to the Union Flag and the Bonnie Blue Flag, Gettysburg Flag Works carries a variety of flags from several Regiments, Infantries and HQ’s, as well as Cavalry Flags associated with the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg.