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Flag of the 6th Regiment Kentucky Infantry (CSA)

From the collections of the
Kentucky Historical Society
Accession Number 1905.1

Flag of the 6th Regiment Kentucky Infantry (CSA), c.1861

64" x 38" (framed)

During the Civil War, a military unit's flag was marked in case it was lost or captured. Some flags, like this one, also had the names of battles and symbols for victories. Flags were important symbols to soldiers and their loved ones at home. They also served a practical purpose in war. During battle, soldiers could watch their flag to keep connected to their unit.

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