New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs

5th Regiment
NY Volunteer Infantry
National Color
86” hoist x 83 1/2” fly
Civil War

5th Infantry Flag

The 5th Regiment, through Company H, received this National color from “some admiring ladies of New York” on 16 July 1861 at Clinton Hall in New York. The stars in the canton are arranged in a star pattern with the motto (partially lost) “ABOVE US, OR AROUND US” painted on a red ribbon on both sides. The flag is hand sewn and the stars are inserted into the canton rather than appliquéd. Approximately 25% of the flag is lost; at no single point is the flag complete from hoist to fly so the fly (width) measurement is an approximate. (95.2306)

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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: January 9, 2004