9th Regiment Cavalry, NY Volunteers | Standard | Civil War
Flag dimensions: 40" hoist X 53" fly.
Reuben E. Fenton, U.S. Representative from New York and later Governor, presented this “Tiffany Co.” marked standard to the 9th Cavalry in March 1863 on behalf of the ladies of Chautauqua County. Carried by the regiment until July 1864, the flag’s blue silk fabric is badly damaged, but still retains the Tiffany maker’s mark, the embroidered Coat of Arms with motto, and the unit identification. The netting was applied in 1962. It covers the embroidery on the back, but was cut away from the embroidery on the front.