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12th Independent Battery, NY Volunteers Guidon, Civil War

2nd Battalion, 156th Artillery Regimental

The NYS Battle Flag Collection includes one flag carried by the 12th Independent Battery, a silk, swallowtail guidon in the “stars and stripes” pattern prescribed in General Order No. 4, dated January 18, 1862. The canton includes 35 gold painted stars in the typical, two-concentric circles, additional star in each corner, pattern. The canton also includes the unit’s designation painted in gold. Seven battle honors are painted in gold to the stripes. Petersburg and Totopotomoy are both misspelled. Flag dimensions are: 27” hoist X 26 1/2” fly. (2004.33)

See 12th Independent Battery History Page for more information about this unit.

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