Civil War Reenactment
The Civil War Reenactment will be held on March 7th, 8th & 9th each year. The year 2011 marked the sesquicentennial year
(150th year anniversary of the Civil War). It will be the first year of a four year celebration of the Civil War!
The first official flag of the Confederacy, called the "Stars and Bars," was flown from March 5, 1861, to May 26, 1863. It
was designed by Prussian artist Nicola Marschall in Marion, Alabama. The Stars and Bars flag was adopted March 4, 1861 in
Montgomery, Alabama and raised over the dome of that first Confederate Capitol. Marschall also designed the Confederate
uniform. When war broke out, the Stars and Bars caused confusion on the battlefield because of its similarity to the U.S.
flag of the U.S. Army. Eventually, a total of 13 stars would be shown on the flag, reflecting the Confederacy's claims to
have admitted Kentucky and Missouri into their union. The first public appearance of the 13-star flag was outside the Ben
Johnson House in Bardstown, Kentucky. The 13-star design was also used as the basis of a naval ensign.
First national flag with 7 stars
(4 Mar 1861 – 21 May 1861
First national flag with 9 stars
(21 May 1861 – 2 Jul 1861)
First national flag with 11 stars
(2 Jul 1861 – 28 Nov 1861)
First national flag with 13 stars
(28 Nov 1861 – 26 May 1863)