Friday, October 28, 2011

95th Illinois Flag on Display-- Part 1

From the June 14th Springfield (Il) State Journal Register "Civil War battlefield flag goes on display at Old State Capital" by Chris Dettro.

The flag of the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment has gone on display at Illinois' Old State Capitol Building in Springfield in honor of the 150th anniversary of the war. This flag is of special interest to me because the men in the regiment were recruited from the country where I live, McHenry and Boone County. It is on loan from the Illinois Military Museum at Camp Lincoln in Springfield.

The Boone County Historical Society and McHenry County Civil War Round Table raised $40,000 to pay for the flag's conservation.

You can see it above what was the adjutant's office during the Civil War, where one U.S. Grant, then a colonel, worked in 1861.

Proud to Have the Colors on View. --Old B-Runner

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