Posted by: Erin Longbottom | 15th Oct, 2009
Semi-Whitman Related Findings in Front Royal
I spent my break in Front Royal, and happened to go there on a day where they were having a street festival or something. Anyway, they had a little Confederate museum tucked away in the downtown area, and because of the festival we got to go for free! So two things that I think are of interest:
This flag was flown during the battle of Fredericksburg, as well as some other big name battles. The lighting isn't great, but you should be able to make out "Fredericksburg" embroidered on the bottom.
This is a list of places where the flag was flown.
This flag was flown at the Spotsylvania Court House battle.
And also just for fun:
This is made entirely out of locks of human hair from a bunch of different people, including...
See where the 1 is? That would mark off Jefferson Davis' hair. Awesome.
Apparently this was an art form back in the day…strange.
My pictures/blog from our field trip should be up soon, Flickr wasn’t letting me upload anything for a while.