Flags stir powerful emotions, and few objects evoke such a sense of duty and love of oneís homeland. In April 1861, the first flag of a new republic flew over North Carolina. The state had just seceded from the union, and its citizens would soon have to fight for their homes, their families, and their way of life. The Flags of Civil War North Carolina is the history of this short-lived republic (which later joined the Confederacy), told through the banners that flew over its government, cavalry, and navy. From the hand-painted flag of the Guilford Greys to the flag of the Buncombe Riflemen--made from the dresses of the ladies of Asheville--this collection is an exceptional tribute to the valiant men who bore these banners and to their ill-fated crusade for independence. About the author Glenn Dedmondt, a lifelong resident of the Carolinas and member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, shares his passion for the past as a teacher of South Carolina history. Dedmondt, who has a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, has been published in Confederate Veteran magazine. He is also the author of Southern Bronze, the history of South Carolinaís Garden Battery; The Flags of Civil War South Carolina (pb); and The Flags of Civil War Alabama (pb).
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