Fragment of flag carried by New York 40th Regiment

Object Number: 
INV.12139
Date: 
1860-1861
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 16.5 cm )
Marks: 
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]"
Description: 
Fragment of burgundy silk regimental flag with cream-colored fringe; carried by New York 40th Regiment in ten Civil War battles.
Gallery Label: 
A manuscript note accompanying this regimental flag fragment lists the Civil War battles in which the flag was carried: "Williams Burgh, Fair Oaks, Charles City, Cross Road, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Chantilla, Fredericksburgh, Chansellorsvill (sic)."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1944
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group