Maryland Bottony (Calvert) Cross
Our Maryland cross is available in Brass or Silver Tone with pin back. Available in two sizes. Smaller size measures 1-1/4" x 1-1/4". Larger size measures 1-3/4" x 1-3/4â€. Please specify size and color choice.
The Bottony (Calvert) red and white cross was a powerful symbol of Confederate sympathy in Maryland during and after the Civil War. Confederate Marylander regiments often wore the cross on their
lapels and incorporated it into their unit flags. The
red and white colors became so closely associated with the rebellion
that federal authorities garrisoned at Baltimore in early-1861 outlawed displaying
them in the city, a hotbed of Southern sympathizers. Offenders were