Made by women from Hempstead, Long Island and reportedly
received by Company H in the fall of 1862 while on duty near Washington,
D.C., this silk national flag includes 34 appliquéd stars
in the canton. 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
Amelia Fowler, the woman who treated the Star Spangled Banner. (1995.3751)