“An excellent research tool for historians, professional or hobbyist.”
“The book is a good effort that serves to explain the flags these men fought for.”
—Blue & Gray Magazine
“An important contribution . . . Glenn’s research provides valuable information and his patent affection for our Southern heroes lends a warmth to the page appreciated by all those who esteem the valour and Cause of liberty for which these banners stand.”
—David Beckmann, owner, CSA Flags
Over South Carolina’s capitol dome fly three flags: the United States flag, the flag of South Carolina, and the Confederate battle flag. This unique distinction among American capitols has led to its fair share of controversy. The battle flag often evokes as strong emotions today as during the War for Southern Independence.
Many other flags have represented the state and its citizens, however. After five years of locating, measuring, and determining the historical significance of more than one hundred flags displayed during the War Between the States, the author presents—for the first time anywhere—every known South Carolina Civil War flag in existence today. These include: the Lone Star and Palmetto Flag, the first Southern flag hoisted over Fort Sumter; the Charleston Depot battle flag, carried by the French-speaking Lafayette Artillery; and the naval Jack, flown only on a ship of war when in port.
Much more than a historical examination, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina stands as a tribute to the men who bore these colors . . . men who were the heart of the regiment, the soul of the battle line, and the focus of the enemy’s fire.