“Colorful well illustrated, and contains much information about each flag.”
—Civil War News
“Outstanding! It is a credit to Dedmondt that he manages to keep up the stringent demands of scholarship and to keep the book within most readers’ abilities to browse, read, and devour!”
—Smoke & Fire News
“A wonderful resource for any Civil War enthusiasts!”
—Doc Kirby, “Book Bit”, WTBF-AM/FM
Flying high above us and waving in the wind, flags are reminders of what we stand for. They stir the most patriotic emotions within the human heart, and the battle flag often evokes those as strong today as during the War for Southern Independence.
Every flag has a unique story. Those that survived the war are featured in this book with color illustrations and a brief history of their units. They are presented chronologically, and each flag is shown in its original design. Cavalry, infantry, artillery and naval flags are included, along with those that did not belong to any particular unit. There are photographs showing patterns of wear, damage, or artwork associated with each. Those that did not survive are illustrated—recreated from the thorough description that is left of them.