Old Glory stands for freedom and equality for all Posted in: Opinions The flag of Lincoln carried by Union soldiers during the Civil War in their fight against Confederate Democrats was a symbol for all who wished to abolish slavery. For soldiers, white and black, it was the greatest honor to be chosen to carry the flag in battle even though they ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!