158th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry | Guidons | Civil War
Flag dimensions: 28 1/4" hoist X 32 1/2" fly.
Flag dimensions: 25 3/4" hoist X 33 3/4" fly.
The New York State Battle Flag Collection includes 4 silk swallowtail guidons carried by the 158th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry including the two seen here. Each guidon is in the U.S. national pattern as prescribed in General Order No. 4, Headquarters of the U.S. Army, dated 18 January 1862. Both guidons are pieced together and the hoist edge was folded over to form a staff sleeve. Each guidon has losses to the fly edge and canton.