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)