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Unknown [Arkansas handout supporting the Confederacy]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02967 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Document Date: circa 1861 Pagination: 1 badge ; 11.7 x 7.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02967 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Document Date: circa 1861 Pagination: 1 badge ; 11.7 x 7.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Possibly a secession handout created in Arkansas. Consists of a color print of a man climbing a flagpole displaying a United States flag; the motto "We have nailed our colors to the mast," evoking a nautical term signifying defiance; the state seal of Arkansas, with the original state motto "Regnant Populi" ("The People Rule)." The eleven stars on the flag suggest this may post-date Tennessee's July 2, 1861 admission to the Confederacy, but pre-date the admission of Missouri and Kentucky at the end of the year.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistorySecessionAmerican FlagConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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