The New York State Battle Flag Collection
includes two printed wool camp colors carried by the 128th Regiment
Volunteer Infantry. Each camp color, manufactured by James Toft of
New York City, is in the U.S. national pattern as prescribed in General
Order No. 4,
of the U.S.
dated 18 January 1862. Each flag includes 35 white
stars in 5 horizontal rows and “128” appliquéd
in dark wool fabric. After the regiment received the flags, someone
added the "128" unit designation. The flag on the left includes "128" on
the front or obverse, while the flag on the right includes "128" on
the back or reverse. When originally constructed, the wool was rolled
the hoist edge and
to form a staff
each camp color seen here is no longer stitched to form a sleeve.
The fly measurements include the open sleeve.