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Banners: Spottsylvania, May 1864

Object Number: 
1939.578
Date: 
1865-1875
Medium: 
Cotton, wool, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 22 in. ( 31.1 x 55.9 cm )
Marks: 
painted: center: "SPOTTSYLVANIA,/ MAY 9-13, 1864."
Description: 
Blue glazed cotton banner with white stenciled scrolls in the left top and right bottom corners; inscribed, "SPOTTSYLVANIA,/ MAY 9-13, 1864." at a diagonal in white letters across the banner; red, white and blue twisted wool fringe on the fly end; red, white and blue silk grosgrain 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