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FLAG
[Ceremonial Artifact]


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Accession Number: 1905.17.24

Physical Description: a) 1st Kansas Colored Infantry. Blue silk regimental banner with gold silk fringe along top and bottom edges. American eagle with federal shield; arrows and olive branch in talons. Painted on silk, as well as battle honors and unit designation. Two rows of stars above eagle, 18 on top, 16 on bottom. Sleeve for staff. Framed for exhibit during conservation treatment. b) Light colored wood flagstaff. Tip of staff is carved in to fit finial. c) Finial is cylinder shaped. Closed on one end and small ridge near open end. d) Blue and white braided cord with large ball and tassel at both ends. e) Three small brass tacks.

History of Object: Regiment organized in Aug. 1862. Re-designated 79th Colored Infantry in 1864.

Date: Between 1862 and 1864

Dimensions (in cm): 191.00 (H) 203.00 (W) Measurement given is that of the flag (a). b) L: 272.9 cm Diam: 4 cm c) L: 7.8 cm Diam: 2.4 cm d) L: 140 cm Diam: 5 cm

Marks/Inscriptions: a) [ribbon across bottom] 1st COLORE REGIMENT INFAN_ // [ribbon held in eagle's beak] E PLURIBUS UNUM. // [battle honors scattered around field] ISLAND MOUND. CABIN CREEK. HONEY SPRINGS. / SHERWOOD. PAIRIE-DE-ANNE. / JENKINS FERRY. CAMDEN. POISON SPRINGS. // b) [sticker near bottom of staff] SEVENTY-NINTH //

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Origin, Place of: Kansas
    Business / Organization: United States. Army. Infantry
    Group: United States. Army. Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment, 1st (1862-1865)
    Theme/topic: Military
    Event: Civil War, 1861-1865
    Business / Organization: 1st Kansas Colored Infantry
    Event: Poison Springs, Battle of, Quachita County, Ark., 1864
    Event: Cabin Creek, Battle of, Mayes County, Okla., 1863
    Business / Organization: First Kansas Colored Infantry
    Business / Organization: 79th United States Colored Infantry
    Business / Organization: United States. Army. Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment, 79th
    Business / Organization: Seventy-ninth United States Colored Infantry
    Event: Battle of Island Mound, Mo., 1862
    Event: Battle of Sherwood, Mo., 1863
    Event: Battle of Cabin Creek, I.T., 1863
    Event: Island Mound, Battle of, Mo., 1862
    Event: Battle of Honey Springs, I.T., 1863
    Event: Battle of Prairie D?Anne, Ark., 1863
    Event: Battle of Jenkins Ferry, Ark. 1864
    Event: Battle of Camden, Ark., 1864
    Event: Battle of Poison Springs, Ark. 1864

Status: Cataloged

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