The 98th Regiment, under Colonel William
Dutton, organized at Albany in February 1862 when two incomplete units,
the Lyons and Malone regiments, consolidated. The three printed wool
camp colors in the US National pattern seen here conform to General
Order No. 4, Headquarters of the U.S. Army, dated 18 January 1862. The
stars are arranged in five horizontal rows with seven stars in each
of the upper two and bottom two rows while the indented middle row includes
only six stars.