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