Flag

Date:
1876-1876

2003.002.013 Flag Cavalry flag. National colors with the oval star pattern which is indicative of Philadelphia manufacturers. The sleeve consists of an extended area of the canton and stripes folded over upon itself and it is also hand-sewn. this flag was used as a flank marker for lining up mounted troops. The pattern dates the flag to about 1876. 38-Star Regimental Cavalry Flag, ca. 1876 38-Star Custer Era Regimental Cavalry Flag, ca. 1876 - The gilt-painted stars are configured in a double wreath pattern with two vertical central stars of equal size; the silk canton and silk stripes are hand-sewn; the sleeve consists of an extended area of the canton and stripes folded over upon itself and it is also hand-sewn; and is entirely edged with a beautiful gold silk fringe all around. This Regimental Cavalry flag was used as a flank marker to help cavalry troops mounted on horseback line up while on patrol during the era of General Custer and the later Indian Wars. There are only four of these flags known to exist.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2003.002.013
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier