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Handmade Confederate Flag

From the collections of the
Kentucky Historical Society
UNNUMBERED-3390

Handmade Confederate Flag, c. 1863

4 1/2" x 7 3/4"

This hand-sewn Confederate flag is made of red, white, and blue silk with paper stars. In both the North and South, women used flags as a symbol of patriotism. Women formed flag committees; sewed their own flags; and donated flags to troops, politicians, and governments. They even wrote poetry about flags. For many women, making and displaying flags were the best ways to show their support.

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