Old Glory is a nickname for the flag of the United States. The original Old Glory was a flag owned by the 19th-century American sea captain William Driver (March 17, 1803 – March 3, 1886), who flew the flag during his career at sea and later brought it to Nashville, Tennessee, where he settled. Driver greatly prized the flag and ensured its safety from the Confederates, who attempted to seize the flag during the American Civil War. After the war, Drivers daughter and niece feuded over which of them owned the original Old Glory. In 1922, both flags claimed to be the original Old Glory became part of the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, where they remain at the National Museum of American History.
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