The 1st Mounted Rifles received this presentation
flag in October 1862. Embroidered by Tiffany & Co., the flag features
the Goddess Columbia with the Latin inscription “DEO DUCE, FERRO
COMITANTE,” or, translated, “God My Guide, My Sword, My
Companion.” The flag was restored in 1969 using a matching blue
backing fabric to hide extensive losses to the fly and bottom edges.
Restorers stitched the flag and backing fabric between two layers of
nylon net with zig-zag machine stitching. (00.166)