1862: Red, white, and Battered
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.
Exhibition themed lesson plan available. Learn more here.
The exhibition includes the following flags:
61st New York Volunteers - national color
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: September 21, 2012