54th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry | Guidon | Civil War
Flag dimensions: 25 3/4" hoist X 27" fly.
This silk swallowtail guidon, used as a marker to assist in battlefield maneuvers, conforms to the “stars and stripes” pattern described in General Order No. 4, Headquarters of the U.S. Army, dated January 18, 1862. Deposited into the collection on June 30, 1866, this fragile flag has losses, most notably in the blue canton and along the fly tips.