Civil War - Uniform of Lt McGowan, 14th South Carolina Infantry

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Civil War - Uniform of Lt McGowan, 14th South Carolina Infantry

Post  mconrad on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 11:26 am

From a recent auction catalog. Notice that McGowan's choice of flag to illustrate his letter home is not the so-called Stars and Bars widely (mis)used today, but the original Stars and Bars.
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Re: Civil War - Uniform of Lt McGowan, 14th South Carolina Infantry

Post  Sean on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 5:30 pm

I didn't know about the flag. Amazing how you take things for granted

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Re: Civil War - Uniform of Lt McGowan, 14th South Carolina Infantry

Post  Jaxenro on Mon 01 May 2017, 7:45 am

That is the Stars and Bars the other was a battle flag

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Re: Civil War - Uniform of Lt McGowan, 14th South Carolina Infantry

Post  wfrad on Mon 01 May 2017, 10:37 am

The stars and bars introduced in 1861, amended in 1863, was also used by a number of regiments with the addition of a unit name, symbol or both.
The illustration is of the 1861 flag having seven stars, the stars increased when more states joined the confederacy.  
So you could argue that it performed the role of a battle flag, but it was never the official battle flag or the official national flag.
Here’s a page from a 1907 pamphlet authorized by the United Confederate Veterans showing the original 1861 version.

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