Saturday, May 27, 2023

Bible Flags From the Civil War


Small Bible flag from Jeff Bridgman's inventory
Bridgman specializes in flags so it's not surprising that he
has sold many of these small artifacts over the years.

They were meant to be bookmarks in the pocket-sized
Bibles soldiers carried.

"Victory or Death"

Bridgman's site tells us that they were primarily a Southern phenomenon.

Berlin-work version (needlepoint)
9" long, 2-3/4" wide

"Rebel Flag"
Confiscated by Alfred Bellard, 5th New Jersey Volunteers

Heritage Auctions

Case Auctions
From the effects of Mattie Ready Morgan, wife of John Hunt Morgan



Danice G said...

Very nice items. I had never heard of a Bible flag.

WoolenSails said...

I have always loved patriotic pieces and these are wonderful examples of flags. I especially love the mini flag for the Bible.