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59th Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry Camp Colors, Civil War

59th Infantry Flag (2002.0066) 59th Infantry Camp color (2002.0067)

The New York State Battle Flag Collection includes 2 printed wool camp colors carried by the 59th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry. Each camp color is in the U.S. national pattern as prescribed in General Order No. 4, Headquarters of the U.S. Army, dated 18 January 1862. The camp colors include 34 white stars in 5 horizontal rows and the hoist edge folded over to create a sleeve for attachment to the staff. The canton on one camp color, due to a manufacturing error, is slightly askew resulting in one star misplaced between the second and third row.

See the 59th 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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