Many a Weary Banner: The Flags of Appomattox

Battle flag of 61st Virginia Infantry.
Battle flag of the 61st Virginia Infantry.

NPS Staff

Find out how the flags carried at Appomattox became symbols to the men who fought through the course of the war. The flags came to represent not only the suffering of war, great personal hardship, the loss of friends, family, and for some property; they also represented the honor, integrity and fortitude of sticking to a cause through times of tribulation.

Group 1: Battle Flag of the 61st Virginia Infantry regiment

Group 2: Battle Flag of the Oneida, New York Independent Cavalry Company

Group 3: Tea towel used as a Confederate flag of truce

Group 4: Virginia State Flag

Group 5: Flag remnants

Last updated: September 5, 2022

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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
P.O. Box 218

Appomattox, VA 24522


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