We were perhaps less knowledgeable about preservation, but I'd be interested to know how and why other countries managed to do it and this country didn't.
We as a country simply don't care. Especially if it costs money.
I've bookmarked the site and a visit there is definitely on the to-do list. My father has been there and recommended it too.I highly recommend visiting the Confederate Memorial Hall Museum when in New Orleans.
There are over 140 flags in the collection of Memorial Hall, most of which are from Louisiana regiments. Many restored flags are always on display. Notable examples include the flag that adorned the coffin of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, that of the Washington Artillery, famed artillery unit of New Orleans, the First Florida Infantry which saw action along side many Louisiana units at Shiloh, and the Sixth Louisiana (Orleans Rifles) embroidered with the inscription “Let Us Alone, Trust In God.” There is an active flag restoration program and donors may contribute funds to be used toward the restoration of any flag. Click on images to enlarge.
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I have a friend who has 2 ancestors who served in the 13th VA Inf. Texting that link to him.Flag of the Gordonsville Grays, Company C, 13th Virginia Infantry and the Battle flag of the 13th Virginia.
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Thank you for that link. Thought I already had it but I hadn't bookmarked it. Wonder where the other surviving Texas flags are?
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