Susan Friday Lamb, 919-807-7943
John Campbell, 919-807-7964
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS FUNDS CONSERVATION OF
BATTLE FLAG AT MUSEUM OF HISTORY
On Nov. 21, 2013, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 379 in Marion, presented an $8,200 check to staff at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The funds will be used for specialized conservation treatment of a battle flag carried by the 35th Regiment North Carolina Troops during the Civil War. The generous gift was the result of two years of fund-raising by Camp 379.
“It is an honor for Camp 379 to help preserve a part of North Carolina’s important history for future generations,” noted Jeff Cordell, Commander, North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 379. The historic banner is part of the museum’s Confederate flag collection, one of the largest in the nation. The standard wool-bunting state flag is missing its regimental numbers, possibly cut away as a souvenir during the war.
Many flags in the Museum of History collection have been conserved through the Adopt an Artifact program launched in 2007. The colors of the 35th Regiment North Carolina Troops will be the 16th Civil War banner to undergo conservation since 2007.
“The Adopt an Artifact program has been very successful, especially among Civil War enthusiasts,” said John Campbell, the museum’s Collections Manager. “We are grateful for the support of groups like the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 379, that help the Museum of History meet its mission of caring for the artifact collection.”
The 35th Regiment organized at Camp Crabtree outside Raleigh in fall 1861. It saw its first combat at the Battle of New Bern on March 14, 1862, and was then ordered to Virginia. The regiment was then brigaded with the 24th, 25th, 49th and 56th Regiment North Carolina Troops as part of Ransom’s Brigade. The regiment saw service in the Army of Northern Virginia.
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FILE CheckPresentation: Left to right: Jackson Marshall, Associate Director, N.C. Museum of History; Lt. Commander David Padgett, N.C. Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV); Lt. Commander Will Crawford, N.C. Division, SCV; Commander Jeff Cordell, N.C. Division, SCV; and Ken Howard, Director, N.C. Museum of History. On Nov. 21, 2013, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 379, presented an $8,200 check to the N.C. Museum of History. The funds will be used for conservation treatment of a battle flag carried by the 35th Regiment N.C. Troops.
FILE 35thRegimentFlag: Funds donated by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 379, will be used for specialized conservation treatment of this battle flag carried by the 35th Regiment North Carolina Troops.
About the N.C. Museum of History
The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton Street, across from the State Capitol. Parking is available in the lot across Wilmington Street. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, State Historic Sites, and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state, developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives of North Carolina. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call 919-807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.
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Susan Friday Lamb
Public Information Officer
North Carolina Museum of History