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121st Regiment, NY Volunteer InfantryNational Color46” hoist x 26 1/2” fly, Civil War

Flag of the 121st Infantry National flag

Approximately 85% of this national color carried by the 121st Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry is missing. Portions of two battle honors, Salem Church (May 3-4, 1863) and Rappahannock Station (November 7, 1863), are visible on the four stripes below the canton. According to the Otsego Republican, April 9, 1864, “The regiment will soon be presented with a new stand of colors, on which will be inscribed the battles of Salem Chapel and Rappahannock Station, in which it will be remembered the regiment fought nobly.” Presumably the regiment received this color in time for the Overland Campaign which could explain the losses.(1999.0038)

See the 121st Infantry Regiment History Page for more information about the unit.

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