NEW! Confederate 1st National Flag
CONFEDERATE 1ST NATIONAL FLAG
OF THE 15TH SOUTH CAROLINA
HEAVY ARTILLERY BATTALION
This historic flag was in some of the worst fighting of the Civil War. The “First National” type Confederate flag, better known as the “Stars and Bars,” was the first flag adopted by the new Southern Republic in 1861. However, due to its similarity to the U.S. flag, it was later replaced by more familiar versions of the St. Andrew’s Cross style flag on a white background.
Maj. James T. Lucas commanded the 15th South Carolina Heavy Artillery Battalion and brought this flag home after the war. The Battalion was formed June 6, 1861, on James Island, one of a number of coastal artillery batteries guarding Charleston Harbor. The battery saw vicious fighting throughout the war, as the Federals attempted to control the city with its mighty warships and thousands of ground troops.
The flag was invoiced by the firm of Hayden & Whilden under contract. Despite some scattered moth damage, it is in good, supple condition. The flag is made of fine, lightweight single-ply English wool bunting, with stars of cotton and the lettering originally of red silk ribbon that has faded to pink. It measures 40 1/2 inches on hoist and 63 1/2 inches on fly.
Confederate 1st National Flag - $85,000.00
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(The SS Republic sank in 1865 and was recovered by the Odyssey Marine Exploration team in 2003.)
CSA Bond Coupons
These $15 and $30 coupons are from bonds issued by the Confedederate States of America. Interest was paid every six months on the bonds, and bond holders would cut off a coupon and turn it in to receive an interest payment. The dates on the coupons range from July 1, 1865, through July 1, 1894.
CSA Currency - $20, $10, and $5 notes
Dated February 14, 1864
$20 CSA - T-67 Average Condition $37 each
T-67 is a popular 1864 issue.
The center of the note features the state capitol of Tennessee in
Nashville. Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy, is
shown at the lower right. The serial numbers were hand written.The
reverse is simple blue with the denomination. The note was payable two
years after the ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the
Confederate States and the United States. The T-67 comes in
several color variation shades.
T-68 was printed on white paper with a pink to red overprint. The center of the note presents horse-drawn artillery. R.M.T. Hunter, who served as Secretary of State briefly as well as a Confederate Senator, is shown at the lower right. The serial numbers were hand written. The reverse is simple and blue with the denomination. This note was payable two years after the ratification of the Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States.
$5 CSA - T-69 Average Condition $37 each
T-68 was printed on white paper with a pink to red overprint. The center of the note features the state capitol of Virginia in Richmond. C.G. Memminger, who served as Secretary of the Treasury for most of the the War, is shown at the lower right. The serial numbers were hand written. The reverse is a simple design with the denomination. This note was payable two years after the ratification of the Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States.
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