"This charge is borne with a cable, and set fesse-wise, by the British Admiralty; but it is usual to place it in pale, and it depicted without a cable, unless the contrary is specified."—Aveling, 1891

Anchor

"This charge is borne with a cable, and set fesse-wise, by the British Admiralty; but it is usual to…

"The anglo-Confederate steamer <em>Anglia</em>, captured off Bull's Bay, twenty-five miles north of Charleston, S. C., by the United States gunboats <em>Restless</em> and <em>Flag</em>, Sunday, October 19th, 1862."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Anglia

"The anglo-Confederate steamer Anglia, captured off Bull's Bay, twenty-five miles north of…

Showing the Battle for Atlanta, which Sherman won for the Union during the Civil War.

Battle of Atlanta

Showing the Battle for Atlanta, which Sherman won for the Union during the Civil War.

"BANNER ROLL is a small square flag containing a single escutcheon of the deceased. Thus, if there are twelve quarterings in the banner, the same number of banner rolls will be required to be borne in the funeral procession. The annexed engraving shows the banner and banner-roll." -Hall, 1862

Banner Roll

"BANNER ROLL is a small square flag containing a single escutcheon of the deceased. Thus, if there are…

Boy and his father

Boy and Father

Boy and his father

Depiction of a Civil War battle.

Civil War Battle

Depiction of a Civil War battle.

The colonial flags from 1775.

Colonial Flags

The colonial flags from 1775.

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

The flag of Cuba was adopted on May 20, 1902, containing a field with five blue and white stripes, and a red triangle at the hoist with a white 5-pointed star. The flag was designed in 1848 for the liberation movement, which sought to detach Cuba from Spain. The flag was briefly hoisted in 1850 at Cardenas but was not officially adopted until 1902, when independence was granted by the US.

Cuban Flag

The flag of Cuba was adopted on May 20, 1902, containing a field with five blue and white stripes, and…

The Dix Medal with the flag of the United States of America in the Background.

Dix Medal

The Dix Medal with the flag of the United States of America in the Background.

A crossing US flag and sword with a sun in the background.

Flag and Sun

A crossing US flag and sword with a sun in the background.

Picture of old American Flag on a flag pole.

American Flag

Picture of old American Flag on a flag pole.

The Confederate Flag on a flag pole.

Confederate Flag

The Confederate Flag on a flag pole.

The "Pine Tree Flag" is a generic name for a number of flags used by Massachusetts and by New England from 1686 to 1776.

The Pine Tree Flag

The "Pine Tree Flag" is a generic name for a number of flags used by Massachusetts and by New England…

In heraldry, an ordinary in the form of St. Andrew's cross, formed by two bends, dexter and sinister, crossing each other.

Saltire Flag

In heraldry, an ordinary in the form of St. Andrew's cross, formed by two bends, dexter and sinister,…

The Spanish Standard Flag on a flag pole

Spanish Standard Flag

The Spanish Standard Flag on a flag pole

"Congress also enacted that the Union Flag should be 'thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and thirteen whtie stars on a blue field.'"&mdash;Taylor, 1900

Union Flag

"Congress also enacted that the Union Flag should be 'thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and…

The United States Flag.

US Flag

The United States Flag.

Three American flags.

Three American Flags

Three American flags.

Two American flags.

Two American Flags

Two American flags.

A picture depicting some of General Grant's exploits.

General Grant in Action

A picture depicting some of General Grant's exploits.

"GUIDON. A small semi-oval flag used in funeral processions. It is generally charged with the paternal arms of the deceased." -Hall, 1862

Guidon

"GUIDON. A small semi-oval flag used in funeral processions. It is generally charged with the paternal…

Sergeant Hart nailing the colors to the flagstaff of Fort Sumter.

Sergeant Hart at Fort Sumter

Sergeant Hart nailing the colors to the flagstaff of Fort Sumter.

The sixth President of the United States of America, John Quincy Adams. His face is shown in a seal surrounded by an American flag.

John Quincy Adams

The sixth President of the United States of America, John Quincy Adams. His face is shown in a seal…

Confederate and Union forces clash at Lookout Mountain.

Battle of Lookout Mountain

Confederate and Union forces clash at Lookout Mountain.

Death of American General Montgomery at Quebec

Death of Montgomery at Quebec

Death of American General Montgomery at Quebec

Naval signalling code.

Naval signalling

Naval signalling code.

"Battle of New Berne- Lieutenant Hammond capturing Colonel Avery, of South Carolina, while he was endeavoring to rally the flying Confederates. Our illustration represents the moment when Lieutenant Hammond, of the gunboat <em>Hetzel</em>, who served one of the guns of McCook's naval battery at the battle of New Berne, hearing that a Confederate colonel was, flag in hand, endeavoring to rally a South Carolina regiment, resolved to capture him. Riding up to the Confederate, the gallant Hammond, pointing his pistol at his head, demanded his surrender. A glance at the flying Confederates convinced the colonel that the day was lost, and he gave up his sword to the lieutenant. Two flags were also taken- one made of blue and white silk, elegantly fringed, with this inscription, 'Then conquer we must, for our cause is just,' with 'Victory or death.' The name of the Confederate officer taken was Colonel Avery; three hundred of his regiment were also captured at the same time."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Battle of New Berne

"Battle of New Berne- Lieutenant Hammond capturing Colonel Avery, of South Carolina, while he was endeavoring…

Capital letter O with a flag, and the place where the first flag was sewn.

O, Capital

Capital letter O with a flag, and the place where the first flag was sewn.

The 13-star "Betsy Ross" flag of the United States of America.

Old Glory

The 13-star "Betsy Ross" flag of the United States of America.

The flag that Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry waved during the Battle of Lake Erie

Perry's Battle Flag

The flag that Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry waved during the Battle of Lake Erie

The Red Ensign is the flag of the British merchant service.

Red Ensign

The Red Ensign is the flag of the British merchant service.

An illustration of a Roman standard.

Roman Standard

An illustration of a Roman standard.

An illustration of a Roman standard.

Roman Standard

An illustration of a Roman standard.

An illustration of a girl dressed as Betsy Ross.

Betsy Ross Girl

An illustration of a girl dressed as Betsy Ross.

"A fore-and-aft sail, bent to the mast at the weather leech, and having the after peak stretched by a spar or spirit, the foremost and lower end of which is hitched to the mast."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Sprit sail

"A fore-and-aft sail, bent to the mast at the weather leech, and having the after peak stretched by…

The Savages of Calicut, from the engraving 'The Triumphal Procession' by Hans Burgkmair.

The Savages of Calicut

The Savages of Calicut, from the engraving 'The Triumphal Procession' by Hans Burgkmair.

A school house without landscaping.

School house

A school house without landscaping.

A school house with landscaping.

School house

A school house with landscaping.

Flag signal for the letter A, error, or the number one.

Signal A

Flag signal for the letter A, error, or the number one.

Signal for attention.

Signal Attention

Signal for attention.

Signal for the letter B, or the number two.

Signal B

Signal for the letter B, or the number two.

Signal for the letter C, the number three, or repeat.

Signal C

Signal for the letter C, the number three, or repeat.

Signal for the letter D, or the number four.

Signal D

Signal for the letter D, or the number four.

Signal for the letter E, or the number five.

Signal E

Signal for the letter E, or the number five.

Signal for the letter F, or the number 6.

Signal F

Signal for the letter F, or the number 6.

Signal for the letter G, and the number seven.

Signal G

Signal for the letter G, and the number seven.

Signal for the letter H, or the number eight.

Signal H

Signal for the letter H, or the number eight.

Signal for the letter I and the number 9.

Signal I

Signal for the letter I and the number 9.

Signal for an interval.

Signal interval

Signal for an interval.

Signal for zero and the letter J.

Signal J

Signal for zero and the letter J.

Signal for negative and the letter K.

Signal K

Signal for negative and the letter K.

Signal for the letter L.

Signal L

Signal for the letter L.

Signal for the letter M.

Signal M

Signal for the letter M.

Signal for the letter N.

Signal N

Signal for the letter N.

Signal for numerals.

Signal numerals

Signal for numerals.

Signal for the letter O, and an interrogatory.

Signal O

Signal for the letter O, and an interrogatory.

Signal for an affirmative, and the letter P.

Signal P

Signal for an affirmative, and the letter P.

Signal for the letter Q.

Signal Q

Signal for the letter Q.

Signal for acknowledgement, and the letter R.

Signal R

Signal for acknowledgement, and the letter R.