81st Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry | Camp Colors | Civil War
Flag dimensions: 18 1/2" hoist X 25 3/4" fly.
Flag dimensions: 18 3/4" hoist X 27 1/2" fly.
Printed wool camp colors in the US national pattern as prescribed in General Order No. 4, Headquarters of the U.S. Army, dated 18 January 1862. These early-war camp colors include 34 white stars in five horizontal rows. When constructed, the wool was rolled along the hoist edge and stitched to form a staff sleeve. The staff sleeve on both camp colors seen here is no longer stitched. The fly measurements include the open sleeve.