Update Feb. 2012, Currently in progress

30th NC Battle Flag

In view of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the American Civil War the membership of the 30th NCT took a trip in the summer of 2009 to the North Carolina History Museum in Raleigh to research our state colors so we could create a new state flag. This would allow us to retire our old state colors of twenty years. Fellow reenactor Ben Tart was extremely generous with his time and expertise and even brought out another flag, the 30th’s Battle Flag that was surrendered at Appomattox April 1865.  The condition of the flag as seen in the picture on your right was much worse than that of our Regiment’s State Colors.  This flag is a ANV 4th Bunting Issue that was issued after the previous battle flag was lost in the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania court house in 1864.

It was suggested to the membership there, that the battle flag would benefit greatly from preservation based on that severity of its condition. We brought the information back home to Charlotte and started researching the best way to go about preserving these regimental colors. As of early 2012 we are over half way to the estimated Ten Thousand Dollars that has been quoted as needed, for the flag to be properly preserved (not restored).

John H. Howey

John H Howey the young man on your left with his father enlisted with the 30th at the beginning on the war. He alone with 16 others in company K survived the hardships and battles of the entire war to stack their arms, and then see this same flag furled and laid to rest along the top of those stacks. It is not known whether the stars or battle honors missing from these colors were taken as mementos by the loyal soldiers of the 30thNCT or if the Yankees present had torn them out as souvenirs.

If you would like to donate to this historic preservation please check the 30thNCT’s Website or our donation link. Or if you have any questions or if you want more information on our goal to preserve this flag please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your Loyal Servant
Daniel Honeycutt II
Lt 30th NCT, Co. K


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