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1862: Red, white, and Battered
New York State Capitol
August 2012 – June 2013

This exhibition reveals the hardships and sacrifices New Yorkers endured in 1862, the first full year of the Civil War, by showcasing nine conserved flags from the New York State Battle Flag Collection. The flags, some battered on bloody battlefields, others produced to honor heroism or to promote service, reflect the war’s deadly consequences and express the public’s continued devotion. Not only does this exhibition identify the men and women responsible for the production of the flags, but it also presents the tangible reminders that inspired thousands of New Yorkers to risk their lives for this state and nation.         

Support for this exhibition and related programs has been provided by The Coby Foundation
Coby Foundation

 

View of the gallery showing the Marshall House Flag  
Southwest view of the gallery  

The exhibition includes the following flags:

61st New York Volunteers - national color
7th Battery, New York Volunteers - flank marker/battery flag
55th New York Volunteers - flank marker
U.S. Signal Corps Battle Honor Flag - David Taylor (1995.3342.3)
16th New York Volunteers - regimental color
5th New York Volunteers - national color
9th New York Volunteers - regimental color
144th New York Volunteers - general guide flag (2001.0062)
88th New York Volunteers - regimental color ("Irish Color")

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: August 13, 2013
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/btlflags/exhibits/1862RedWhiteandBattered.htm
 
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