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Co H, 119th Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry National 41.5” hoist x 61” fly, Civil War

</table>o H, 119th Regiment, National Flag

Made by women from Hempstead, Long Island and reportedly received by ompany H in the fall of 1862 while on duty near Washington, D.., this silk national flag includes 34 appliquéd stars in the anton. The stars are arranged in a star pattern sometimes referred to as the "Great Luminary Pattern." In the late 1930's the flag was "restored" by Mrs. Katherine Fowler Richie using a technique patented by her mother Mrs. Amelia Fowler, the woman who treated the Star Spangled Banner.(1995.3751)

See the 119th Infantry Regiment History Pagefor more information about the unit.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
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