Custer 2X3 Cotton Guidon

General George Custer's wife, Libbie, created this famous swallowtail shape battle flag and personally delivered it to him on the battlefield on March 31, 1865 at Dinwiddie Court House near Petersburg, VA. The original was handmade of silk with the crossed sabers of the cavalry sewn into the middle. Custer flew this flag in every battle for the rest of his life until he was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876.

Great Star Union 35 star 3X5 Flag

During the Civil War, the Union forces used four official flags with 33, 34, 35 and 36 stars .The 35-star flag was the one flown most extensively during this time. During the War, the Confederate State stars were not removed from the Union flags, as the Federal government would not recognize by removing stars. The 35-star flag flew over Union forces from Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Appomattox.

Union Cavalry 3X5 Guidon

This is the regulation cavalry guidon that was carried by mounted Union troops in the Civil War. It usually would be "customized" by placing a troop letter or other designator inside the circle of golden stars. The U.S. Cavalry later used guidons in the Plains Indian Wars. In fact, the cavalry was the last of the three branches of service of the U.S. Army to carry the Stars and Stripes into battle. This was also one of the three flags that Colonel George A. Custer and the Seventh Cavalry carried at the Battle of Little Big Horn

Minature Virginia State Flag

The Virginia flag has a deep blue field contains the seal of Virginia with the Latin motto " Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Always to Tyrants". It was adopted in 1776. The two figures are acting out the meaning of the motto. Both are dressed as warriors. The woman, Virtue, represents Virginia. The man holding a scourge and chain shows that he is a tyrant. His fallen crown is nearby.


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