Banners: Secessionville, June 1862

Object Number: 
1939.564
Date: 
1865-1875
Medium: 
Cotton chintz
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 22 in. ( 31.1 x 55.9 cm )
Marks: 
painted: center: "SECESSIONVILLE/ JUNE 16, 1862."
Description: 
Orange cotton chintz banner with white painted scrolls in the left top and right bottom corners; inscribed, "SECESSIONVILLE/ JUNE 16, 1862." at a diagonal in white 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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group