Flag: 38th N.Y.S.V.
Overall: 14 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. ( 37.5 x 62.2 cm )
painted: in center: "38th.. N.Y.S.V."
Wool lithographed U.S. regimental flag of the 38th New York State Volunteers; thirty-four stars in the blue printed canton (wreath of fourteen stars around four stars set in a triangular pattern and sixteen stars in a rectangle along the edges of the canton); thirteen red and white stripes; blue cotton hoist with a leather cord strung through; "38th.. N.Y.S.V." painted in black across the center of the flag.
This flag is one of two flags that all regiments were required to carry by the United States Army during the Civil War. They were required to fly the National Colors with the name of their regiment on the center stripe, such as this flag, and a regimental flag of blue silk with the arms of the U.S. in the center and the name of the regiment on a scroll beneath.
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