Unsung Hero presents the story of the millions of horses and mules that were used in all branches of both armies during the Civil War. It discusses how the horses were procured and trained for field use, how they were fed and maintained, and the toll taken on them due to service in the field. Some of the War's most famous horses-- "Cincinnati," "Winchester," "Old Baldy," "Highfly," " Little Sorrell" and "Traveller" are highlighted. 56 Minutes
This piece is an example of a commonly used household item. It is not a reproduction of an artifact. Each piece was hand-blown and is one of a kind. No two pieces are identical. This piece measures approximately 6 high.
The natural color of glass is green, because sand has iron oxide or rust in it naturally. To change the color, a metal must be added.
General George Custer's wife, Libbie, created this famous swallowtail shape battle flag and personally delivered it to him on the battlefield on March 31, 1865 at Dinwiddie Court House near Petersburg, VA. The original was handmade of silk with the crossed sabers of the cavalry sewn into the middle. Custer flew this flag in every battle for the rest of his life until he was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876.
During the Civil War, the Union forces used four official flags with 33, 34, 35 and 36 stars .The 35-star flag was the one flown most extensively during this time. During the War, the Confederate State stars were not removed from the Union flags, as the Federal government would not recognize by removing stars. The 35-star flag flew over Union forces from Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Appomattox.