The nickname of "Old Glory", was originally applied to the United States flag by Capt. Stephen Driver, an old sea Captain who was living in Nashville, Tennessee in 1862, during the Civil War. In order to keep a flag of the Union, presented to him by friends, he hid it under a quilt and slept beneath the flag without its detection. He ascribed his "glorious" sleep to it and christened it "Old Glory." When the Federals entered Nashville, he flung it to the breeze and told the story. From that time on, the nickname "Old Glory" has clung to the emblem.
(New Bremen Sun - 6/24/1898)
WAR VETERANS' GRAVE MARKERS
Mexican (1846-1848) Civil (1861-1865) Spanish (1898-1902)
These grave markers are some that have been placed on veterans' graves by the American Legion. Flags are placed in each one for Memorial Day each year, and are left in place throughout the summer. New Bremen's American Legion Post #241 and Boy Scout Troop #95 place nearly 300 flags every year.
Military Display ROOM
We have a display area in one of the upstairs rooms at our museum that includes uniforms worn during the various wars, a short sword, a bayonet, military books, and other items, including this recently (2008) donated 36” replica of Tom Kuenning’s B-29 model bomber airplane, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” as pictured in the October 2008 issue of “The Towpath”.
Capt. Michael Stone's Civil War sword
This was donated to the N.B.H.A. Museum by his grandson, Retired Judge Jacob J. Boesel, of Columbus, Ohio, along with Capt. Stone's discharge certificate, a Captain's shoulder insignia, sash, pictures, and Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Lister's Officer's Report dated August 17, 1864, citing Capt. Stone's acts of gallantry.
Come to visit our Military Room
where you can see these displays