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Civil War: Union Battle Flags

A collection of old photos of Union national and battle flags carried into the American Civil War.

The tattered remains of the 24th Michigan's National colors.

Headquarters Flag of Battery "A" 1st Massachusetts Light Artillery. Both sides beautifully hand painted with the Massachusetts state seal, with crossed cannons, all inside a wreath of acanthus leaves and berries, surrounded by five pointed stars. The riband on the front bears the legend "Battery A 1st Batt. Light Artillery M. V. M." and the one on the reverse the state motto.

This guidon of a company of the 5th U. S. Cavalry was at Appomattox During the Surrender 9 April, 1865. Captain Julius W. Mason commanded the 5th Cavalry as H. Q. Escort to General Grant. After the War Mason gave this guidon to Col. Rob't Orr of the 61 Pennsylvania Vols., who in turn gave it to Reginald Hart, a famous military collector C. 1890."

One of four regimental flags of the Union's famous Irish Brigade.

Battle flag of the 20th Maine used at Little Roundtop, Gettysburg, 1863.

Iowa 35th Infantry civil war flag.

The Battle of Grimball’s Causeway [Battle of James Island] was fought February 10th 1865, and was the last fight for Charleston.

The North Carolina Museum of History has returned a Civil War flag of Company L, First Rhode Island Cavalry to its home state. The V-shaped flag, called a guidon, was captured by the 63rd North Carolina Troops (Fifth North Carolina Cavalry) on June 17, 1863, during the Battle of Middleburg, Virginia. (no, this is NOT Ralph Lauren's flag! ^.^ ) It is a pretty guidon.

Gen. Custer's Battle Flag from Little Big Horn

2nd National Colors, 30th Massachusetts Infantry

1st State Colors (Regimental), 30th Massachusetts Infantry

1st MAINE CAVALRY

The Iron Brigade Civil War Flag of the 2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin, the 19th Indiana and the 24th Michigan.

  • J Michael Joslin

    That is actually the Iron Brigade Flag. It was the first ever brigade flag of the war. It has on it the 2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin, the 19th Indiana and the 24th Michigan. It was presented to the entire brigade on Sept. 17, 1863 at Pony Mountain near Culpeper, Va. Please, correct the discrepancy and honor the memories of the other regiments that were a part of the Iron Brigade. It is NOT the 2nd and 6th Wisconsin battle flag only. Thank you.

24th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Flag (Remnant). The 24th Missouri Volunteer Infantry was a Union regiment that served from 1861 until 1865. The majority of the men in the regiment were from Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas; it was first known as the “Lyon Legion” and was often referred to as “Boyd’s Regiment,” after Colonel Sempronius Hamilton Boyd, who became the regiment’s first commander.

Michael Corcoran the Irish American General and Colonel of the 69th New York died December 22nd 1863.

New Large 3x5 69th Irish Infantry Brigade Flag Flags by NationalCountryFlags. $0.92. Includes 2 Brass grommets for hanging. Size: 3' x 5' (36" x 60"). Material: Polyester. New Large 3x5 69th Irish Infantry Brigade Flag Flags. The Irish Brigade was an infantry brigade that served in the American Civil War, consisting predominantly of Irish immigrants. The designation of the first regiment in the brigade, the 69th New York Infantry, or the "Fighting 69th", continued...

Civil War Flags included on plate: 1. Eleventh Regt Conn. Volunteers 2. Headquarter Guidon Old Vermont Brigade 3. Gen. Sedgwick's 6th Corps Headquarters Flag

36 star american flag from the civil war.