The NYS Battle Flag Collection includes two
silk, swallowtail guidons carried by the 136th Regiment New York Volunteer
Infantry. Each guidon conforms to the “stars and stripes” pattern
prescribed in General Order No. 4, dated January 18, 1862. Both guidons
also include 34 gold painted stars in the canton in the typical concentric
circle pattern. The regiment deposited the guidons in the Flag Collection
in June 1865.