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Banner

Banner
Title
Banner
Date 
1865-1875
Medium 
Cotton chintz
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 22 in. ( 31.1 x 55.9 cm )
Description 
White cotton chintz banner with light blue painted scrolls in the left top and right bottom corners; inscribed, "MANASSAS/ AUGUST 29 AND 30, 1862." at a diagonal in blue letters across the banner; red, white and blue fringe on the fly end; red, white and blue ribbon ties at both ends of the hoist.
Credit Line 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number 
1939.565
Marks 
painted: center: "MANASSAS/ AUGUST 29 AND 30, 1862."
Gallery Label 
This banner is part of a set of Civil War banners memorializing twenty-two battles of the Civil War. They were given to the 79th Regiment, Scottish Highlanders, New York State Volunteers, by the United States War Department.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group