Overall: 2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 16.5 cm )
handwritten: on accompanying letter: "A peice (sic) of the Flag of the/N. York 40th Mozarth/Reds/Williams Burgh/Fair Oaks/Charles City/Cross Road/White Oak Swamp/Malvern Hill/2nd Bull Run/Chantilla Fredericksburgh/Chansellorsvill (sic)/[illeg. signature]"
Fragment of burgundy silk regimental flag with cream-colored fringe; carried by New York 40th Regiment in ten Civil War battles.
Gift of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1944
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