RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An exhibit that includes Confederate battle flags recovered from the fields of Gettysburg is opening Saturday at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond.
The exhibit also includes swords, revolvers, wrenching letters home from soldiers and their haunting photographs
The flags are among more than 500 in the museum's extensive collection. They are the centerpiece of "Gettysburg: They walked through blood," which focuses on Gen. George Pickett's Virginia Division and the doomed charge on Union Maj. George G. Meade's union positions on Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863.
All eight battle flags are from Pickett's Division and the swords of his three brigade commanders are part of the exhibit.