Banners: Wildesness, May 1864
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.
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.
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
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