WBEZ | flag http://www.wbez.org/tags/flag Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Civil War flag is on display in Springfield http://www.wbez.org/story/civil-war-flag-display-springfield-87885 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-June/2011-06-15/114926648.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A piece of Civil War history has made its way to Springfield.&nbsp;</p><p>An original flag that was carried during Civil War campaigns by a regiment from northern Illinois is on display at the <a href="http://www.state.il.us/hpa/hs/old_capitol.htm">Old State Capitol State Historic Site</a>. It's in&nbsp; observance of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.&nbsp;</p><p>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&nbsp; 1865.&nbsp;</p><p>The flag is on loan from the <a href="http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/Museum/default.htm">Illinois Military Museum at Camp Lincoln</a> in Springfield. The flag's preservation was funded by the <a href="http://boonehistory.org/">Boone County Historical Society</a>&nbsp; and the <a href="http://www.mchenrycivilwar.com/">McHenry County Civil War Round Table</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The flag hangs on the south wall of the rotunda level of the Old State Capitol.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.&nbsp; All Rights Reserved.)</p></p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/civil-war-flag-display-springfield-87885