98th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry | Camp Color | Civil War
Flag dimensions: 18 1/2" hoist X 28" fly.
The 98th Regiment, under Colonel William Dutton, organized at Albany in February 1862 when two incomplete units, the Lyons and Malone regiments, consolidated. This printed wool camp color in the US National pattern conforms 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. The hoist edge was rolled over and seamed to form a staff sleeve. The flag was stitched between two layers of nylon net in 1972. When the flag was manufactured the printing was applied to a roll of wool fabric. This flag was improperly cut at the time of manufacture. An extra 4-inches of wool fabric was mistakenly included along the hoist edge.