What do we know about the condition of New York’s Battle
Cotton and wool flags (such as the 101st Signal Battalion’s flag, above
left) are in better condition than silk flags (such as the 111th Regiment’s
flag, above right). Light damages silk at a much faster rate than cotton or
wool. Silk fabric is finer and more susceptible to damage when used as a flag.
More information about the 101st Signal
Battalion flag is here.
More information about the 111th
Regiment’s flag is here.
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New York State Battleflags
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military
March 6, 2006