Civil War flag is on display in Springfield

June 15, 2011

The Associated Press

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Civil War reenactors march during the Memorial Day Parade in the region of the Connecticut Valley on May 29, 2011.

A piece of Civil War history has made its way to Springfield. 

An original flag that was carried during Civil War campaigns by a regiment from northern Illinois is on display at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site. It's in  observance of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. 

The flag was carried by the 95th Illinois Infantry, which was made up of volunteers from Boone and McHenry counties. The regiment served from 1862 to  1865. 

The flag is on loan from the Illinois Military Museum at Camp Lincoln in Springfield. The flag's preservation was funded by the Boone County Historical Society  and the McHenry County Civil War Round Table

The flag hangs on the south wall of the rotunda level of the Old State Capitol.
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