When the Confederate soldiers surrendered here at Appomattox Court House, they gave up not only their weapons but also their battle flags. These flags were often made specifically for the regiment by local seamstresses. As you can see by the flags in the museum, battle flags frequently used symbols to represent pride for the soldiers’ home towns and for their regiment. Use your own symbols to create a battle flag design for your home town.
Approximately 2/3 of the white families in Appomattox County owned slaves in 1860.
Last updated: June 12, 2018