Banners: Wildesness, May 1864

Object Number: 
Cotton, wool, silk
Overall: 12 1/4 x 22 in. ( 31.1 x 55.9 cm )
painted: center: "WILDERNESS/ MAY 6-7, 1864."
White glazed cotton banner with light blue stenciled scrolls in the left top and right bottom corners; inscribed, "WILDERNESS,/ MAY 6-7, 1864." at a diagonal in blue 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