The Civil War ended 150 years ago and today the “Return of the Flags” was reenacted this morning on Boston Common.
December 22, 1886 was the exact day that the Govenor of Massachusetts , John J. Andrews, was presented the battle flags of the returning Civil War battalions for permanent installment at the State House. Those original flags are now stored away for preservation.
Today, volunteer actors , some with direct Civil War ancestry, marched from the Common to the State House with replica flags.
And look who happened to stroll by…
Conan Obrien ! Lots of selfies with the troops.