Join Us for a Look at Civil War Flags

So fierce was the fighting at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in May 1864 during the Civil War that the regiment flag of the 1st Regiment N.C. State Troops was ripped from its pole during hand to hand combat between the flag bearer and a Union soldier.

Go behind-the-scenes at the N.C. Museum of History during a live webcast Dec. 10 to see how conservator Paige Myers cares for the flag of the 1st N.C. Troops and others like it.

The webcast will cover both conservation techniques and the history behind the Civil War flags now under conservation at the museum.

This program is part of a series organized by the Connecting to Collections Project (C2C) of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, in cooperation with the N.C. Museum of History. Future programs will examine conservation of Civil War cannons and other period artifacts.

A federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Connecting to Collections Initiative makes this entire series possible.

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Is there a flag for the 66th North Carolina available to see? Thanks.

Thanks for writing, Carol! We checked our collections and it appears we don't have a flag for the 66th North Carolina.

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