The NYS Battle Flag Collection includes
two guidons carried by the 121st Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry.
Each silk, swallowtail guidon conforms to the “stars and stripes” pattern
prescribed in General Order No. 4, dated January 18, 1862. One guidon
includes all it’s stars, 35, while the other guidon, discolored,
faded and with fabric losses, includes only 32 stars from the original
35. A flag restorer added netting and zig zag stitching to the guidon
on the left in 1974.