The Flags of Civil War North Carolina

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Praise for Glenn Dedmondt's previous books:
"Dedmondt's book is timely testimony to the enduring power of flags to stir up and encapsulate powerful emotions." --Carologue

"An excellent research tool for historians, professional or hobbyist." --Today's Librarian

In April 1861, Pres. Abraham Lincoln demanded 75,000 troops from North Carolina to put down the "insurrection" at Fort Sumter. North Carolina governor John W. Ellis famously responded, ...

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Overview

Praise for Glenn Dedmondt's previous books:
"Dedmondt's book is timely testimony to the enduring power of flags to stir up and encapsulate powerful emotions." --Carologue

"An excellent research tool for historians, professional or hobbyist." --Today's Librarian

In April 1861, Pres. Abraham Lincoln demanded 75,000 troops from North Carolina to put down the "insurrection" at Fort Sumter. North Carolina governor John W. Ellis famously responded, "You can get no troops from North Carolina." Thus began the battle for the sovereignty of the people of North Carolina, as they seceded from the Union. Few artifacts from this period of North Carolina's history so poignantly represent this fierce crusade as do the beautiful and tattered banners of the short-lived republic.

From the rousing battle flags to the majestic state banners, this definitive work showcases the determined artistry of a devoted people. Presented chronologically, the flag histories feature some 150 color illustrations, along with fascinating notations about each flag's evolution and the exploits of the men who fought under it. Photographs are included to illustrate particular patterns of wear, damage, or detailed artwork. This collection stands as a remarkable tribute to the valiant men who bore these banners.

Featured here are the exquisitely hand-painted flag of the Guilford Greys; the Governor Ellis flag, presented to John W. Ellis shortly before his untimely death; the Grimes flag, made for Maj. Gen. Bryan Grimes, who was "last at Appomattox"; the Buncombe Riflemen flag, handsewn from the silk dresses of the young ladies in Asheville; and the Thomas Legion flag, flown by a company of young Cherokee soldiers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565549920
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Flags of the Civil War Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Dedmondt spent much of his life in the United States Marine Corps. He has served in, among others, Vietnam; Okinawa; Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; and Parris Island. He received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University) in Collegedale, Tennessee. He lives with his wife on a farm in Doniphan, Missouri.
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