Cassville Historical Society
An afternoon in the Old Cassville Cemetery - Video starts at 47:53
This is the sign at the site of the Cassville Female College which was burned by Sherman.
This is located on Highway 41, just north of Fire Tower Road.
Another sign near the Cassville Female College site sign
This is a sign at the site of the Cherokee Baptist College on Fire Tower Road, just past the fire station.
It too was burned by Sherman.
Flags of the Confederate States of America
First raised in 1810 over the fort of
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by a band of Florida troops, the Bonnie Blue
served as the symbol of southern independence, and as the official
flag of the Confederate States of America, until it was replaced by
the Stars and Bars in 1861.
The Bonnie Blue was used by the Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1839.
In 1861, it flew over the capital building in Jackson, Mississippi,
inspiring the southern patriotic song - "The Bonnie Blue Flag,"
composed by Harry MaCarthy. It was also used in one form or another
by numerous southern confederate states.
Stars and Bars
From March of 1861, through April of
1863, during America's Civil War, the Stars and Bars was the
official flag of the Confederate States of America.
The white stars on the blue field represent the original Confederate
States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South
Carolina and Texas.
Stars and Bars (final version)
As more states joined the
Confederate States of America, the above flag was the final version
of the Stars and Bars.
Replacing the Stars and Bars in
May of 1863, the newest design (shown above), included the Battle
Flag (or Southern Cross) on a white field. It's main purpose was to
help eliminate battlefield confusion between the original Stars and
Bars, and the U.S. Stars and Stripes.
The thirteen stars represented the original seven Confederate
States, as well as the states of Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee
and Virginia. Note that Kentucky and Missouri each have a star, but
efforts to secede from the Union within their individual states
eventually failed. Regardless, the stars remained.
The final flag of the Confederacy
was adopted on March 4th, 1865, just before the Confederacy broke
apart. This version now featured a wide red bar.
Confederate Battle Flag
Perhaps the most recognizable
flag from the Civil War period was the Confederate Battle Flag
(shown above). It was carried by Confederate troops throughout the
Confederate Navy Jack
Beginning in 1863, this flag was
used at sea by the navy, and became (in many ways) the recognizable
symbol of the southern states.