Secession Cockades were worn in the 1860s by anyone who sympathized with the southern cause. Civilian ladies and gentlemen, military men, children, and even horses and wagons were adorned with these patriotic symbols.
The blue cockade - "the South must be protected in her rights" - have made their appearance in large numbers on our streets. Nearly every man in town has one, and doubtless if it becomes necessary to protect our rights at the price of blood, the citizens of Magnolia will not be found wanting in the strife. Three cheers for the blue cockade.-Magnolian." - SEMI-WEEKLY MISSISSIPPIAN [JACKSON, MS], November 23, 1860
People in the past wore a cockade to tell a story about themselves. I love researching what those stories were and why people wanted to tell them. People today have stories to tell too, so that's what motivates me to keep making cockades! What's your story and how can I help you tell it better?