“1861: Banners for Glory”
This exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War by showcasing eight historic flags from the New York State Battle Flag Collection. The flags date to the war’s dramatic opening in 1861 and illustrate the patriotic devotion and courage displayed by New Yorkers as a once–united country unraveled into armed conflict. Banners for Glory honors the 100,000 soldiers from the Empire State who rallied around the flag in 1861, and identifies the diverse group of men and women responsible for these inspirational and expressive emblems.
Guided tours of the exhibit are now available. Learn more here.
The exhibition includes the following flags:
2nd Regiment Cavalry, NY Volunteers - standard
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: September 23, 2011