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54th Regiment, NY Volunteer InfantryGuidon25 3/4” hoist x 27” fly, Civil War

54th 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. Deposited into the collection on June 30, 1866, this fragile flag has losses, most notably in the blue canton and along the fly tips.(2005.0106)

See the 54th 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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