james kingRe: Question of Stars...Wed May 30, 2012 06:3122.214.171.124Wesley: (good name -- it's also my middle name) I think that the O.S.C. must have come into existence in 1863, with the admittance of West Virginia as a state, but before 1864, when Nevada came in. I know O.S.C. gatherings were going on at various places in the States by 1890.
West Virginia, of course, was carved out of Virginia after the late War of Northern Aggression (but I think you probably aready know that). By the way, on my first trip to our homeland back in 1996, I was travelling outside of John O Groats (about as far north as you can get in the Scottish mainland)and took videos and pictures of a farmhouse with a flagpole flying (no, not the Scottish flag) the Confederate Battle Flag.
As a Civil War reenactor, just recently returned from Gettysburg while involved during thefilming the Ted Turner movie, this brought tears to my eyes.
- Clan MacGregor O.S.C. Dr. Jim McGregor, Mon May 28 10:16I have been given an original poster announcing "Concert and Dance" under the auspices of Robert Burns Club---Clan MacGregor O. S. C. [on either side of crossed American and British Flags] to be held ... more
- Re: Clan MacGregor O.S.C. James King, Tue May 29 01:07Dr. Jim: O.S.C. stood for Order of Scottish Clans. I've seen old newspaper clippings, etc., for meetings going back at least to the 1890s in America. Do not know if there were British meetings or... more
- Re: Question of Stars... WG Walker, South Georgia CSA, Tue May 29 05:12Not having a visual of your original poster/art it's a bit hard to say, but I was going to suggest that the 35 stars on the American flag, since it is apparently not technically correct for the time... more
- Re: Question of Stars... james king, Wed May 30 06:31