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   


Flags serve many purposes. They symbolize a people and represent national pride. Flags convey a shared history. Over the centuries, military units have carried flags and colors. Colors and flags affirm group identity. They build pride and morale, and represent the group's honor. In battle, flags served as a rallying point when a formation was broken. Troops gathered around the flag to regroup, attack or retreat. Flags marked specific individuals, locations and functions such as hospitals and ambulances.