3/6/2013

Rebel Flag Captured by Kansas Troops in Austin, Missouri, in June 1861 now resides in Kansas

Cass County Civil War Roundtable News Release


Contact: Carol Bohl, President, (816) 884-1909
Email: csbohl@gmail.com


What: Cass County Civil War Roundtable meeting, Free and open to the public, refreshments served
Where: Harrisonville Library, 400 E. Mechanic, Harrisonville, MO 64701
When: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:00 p.m.


Rebel Flag Captured by Kansas Troops in Austin, Missouri, in June 1861 now resides in Kansas

  • Why is the rebel flag captured by Kansas troops in June 1861 now in the Kansas State Museum in Topeka and how did it get there?
  • Why does the flag have 15 stars?
  • Why is it so large at 58 inches by 155 inches?
Learn the answer to these and many more questions regarding the history of this unique flag at the March 12 meeting of the Cass County Civil War Roundtable. Historians Jim Beckner and Carol Bohl will share their research along with a recorded interview with the flag’s curator Blair Tarr.

At the beginning of the Civil War, the Austin neighborhood was almost evenly split between residents favoring both North and South. Recruitments split the community apart.

The meeting in the Harrisonville Library at 400 E. Mechanic is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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