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125th Regiment, NY Volunteer InfantryGuidon29 3/4” hoist x 40” fly, Civil War

125th Guidon Flag

This silk swallowtail guidon, used as a marker to assist in battlefield maneuvers, conforms to the “stars and stripes” pattern described in General Order No. 4, Headquarters of the U.S. Army, dated January 18, 1862. The flag includes 34 gold-painted stars in the canton. According to Colonel Levin Crandell, Private William F. Mullin carried this flag during the battle of Gettysburg where enemy fire reportedly pierced the flag and shattered the staff.(1995.3689)

See the 125th 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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