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.
19” hoist x 27” fly 2002.0002
18 1/4” hoist x 26 3/4” fly 2002.0003
See the 98th Infantry Regiment History Page for more information about the unit.New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History