Flags at Appomattox Court 
House National Historic ParkFlags at Ford's Theatre
 National Historic SiteFlags at Fort Pulaski
 National MonumentFlags at Fort Sumter
 National MonumentFlags at Gettysburg
 National Military ParkFlags at Kennesaw
 Mountain National Battlefield ParkFlags at Manassas
 National Battlefield ParkFlags at Richmond
 National Battlefield ParkFlags at Stones
 River National Battlefield



At the start of the Civil War in 1861, Northern and Southern units came to the front with their own flags and colors. Women of the unit's hometown made and presented flags to their men. Many companies had their own distinctive flag designs. Since most regiments contained 10 companies, the number of flags could be overwhelming. Officers soon realized that the huge number was dangerous because soldiers' lives depended on quick identification of flags.