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7th Regiment NY State MilitiaNational Color60” hoist x 85” fly1861

7th NY State Militia - National Color(2009.0061)

On May 23, 1861, at Camp Cameron near Washington, D.C., the 7th Regiment received this silk national color during a grand presentation ceremony with President Abraham Lincoln, his family, and several thousand spectators in attendance. Reportedly made by several dozen young ladies from New York City, most notably the granddaughters of distinguished patriots, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the flag includes individual pieces of red, white, and blue silk hand stitched together and 34 reverse-appliquéd stars.

See the 7th Infantry, NY State Militia, History Page for more information about the unit.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
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