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23rd Independent Battery, NY Volunteers Guidon, Civil War

2nd Battalion, 156th Artillery Regimental

The NYS Battle Flag Collection includes one flag carried by the 23rd 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 34 gold painted stars in the typical, two-concentric circles, additional star in each corner, pattern. The canton also includes the unit’s designation with crossed cannons all painted in gold. Five battle honors are painted in gold, shadowed in black, to the white stripes. Flag dimensions are: 28” hoist X 40 1/2” fly. (2004.38)

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