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UNITED STATES ARMY

ARTILLERY: The artillery batteries usually carried a swallow tail stars and stripes flag with the battery designating letter in the canton. The national and regimental flags were infantry size and usually stayed with the regimental commander. Late in the war some artillery regiments were converted to infantry and they took the field with their national and yellow regimental flags.

Just designated which battery you want.

CAVALRY: The cavalry was authorized the blue regimental flag only (no stars and stripes) thru out the entire war. The Stars and Stripes was not authorized to be carried by cavalry regiments until 1871. In early 1863 the cavalry troop flags changed from red over white swallow tail to stars and stripes swallow tail and then changed back after the war. If you want swallow tail troop flag for your cavalry just designate which type and troop letter.

INFANTRY: Authorized a 6? x 6.5? national (stars and stripes) and the same size blue regimental (white in Massachusetts). In many cases it is difficult to match pairs of flags for a regiment because most regiments received more than one pair of flags during the war and in some cases received individual flags rather than a pair. Also, the historical research has not been done by some states to be able to match the flags. Some states preservation of their flags is just beginning and therefore getting information on those flags is difficult. Last, information for many of the flags simply did not survive the war. I will do my best give you matching pairs but in many cases it will be best guess. If you have more information than me please write and we will do what we can.

Caution when picking flags from the websites. West Virginia was admitted to the Union in mid 1863, causing another star to be added to the flags (35 total) that were ordered after Gettysburg. If you want flag for early war they need to be 34 stars.

HQ

These are the Generals personal flag.

General Averill

General Burnside

General Grant

General Hickman

General Keyes

General Kilpatrick

General Reynolds

General Sheridan

General Sherman #1

General Sherman #2

General Thomas

HQ Army of Cumberland
HQ Army of the Ohio

HQ Army of the Potomac

HQ Army of Tennessee

Corps

All Corps (except the cavalry and USCT) have a HQ flag, three or four Division flags per Corps, four Brigade flags per Division and the Corps Artillery Brigade flag.

1st thru 12th Corps

14th thru 20th Corps

22nd thru 25th Corps

U.S. Colour Troops Corps

Army of Mississippi Cavalry Corps

Army of the Potomac Cavalry Corps

U.S. Infantry

Raised: 1st ? 19th Infantry. 1st ? 6th Cavalry

Infantry

4th

13th

14th

Cavalry

US ColouredTroops

Raised: 1st ? 138th Infantry. 1st ? 6th Cavalry

Infantry

3rd USCT

5th USCT

27th USCT

28th USCT

84th USCT

102 USCT

12th Corps D?Afrique

1st KS Coloured

54th MA Coloured

26th NY Coloured

U.S. Cavalry

1st Regiment

2nd Regiment

4th Regiment

7th Regiment

CONNECTICUT

Raised: 1st ?3rd (3 months), 4th - 28th, 29th - 30th Coloured.

No website, only a pamphlet with some flag drawings published by the League of Women Voters and backed up by a visit to the state house.

Infantry

6th CT

7th CT

10th CT

12th CT

DELAWARE

Raised: 1st ? 9th Infantry. 1st Cavalry

No website but an enthusiast sent me 9 images.

Infantry

1st DE

5th DE

Cavalry

ILLINOIS

Raised: 7th thru 156th Infantry. 1st ? 17th Cavalry. The first 6 numbers were not used because those regiments served in the Mexican-American War.

Has a good website but shows the flags in their actual condition and does not pair them up or give much historical information.

Infantry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

Cavalry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

INDIANA

Raised: 6th ? 159th Infantry. 1st thru 13 Cavalry.
No website and the images are sold by the state. I have not found a good book as of yet.

Infantry

9th IN

19th IN (Iron Brigade)

73rd IN

Cavalry

MAINE

Raised: 1st ? 32nd Infantry. 1st and 2nd Cavalry.

They have a good website but not a lot of historical information.

Infantry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

Cavalry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

MARYLAND

Raised: 1st ? 13th Infantry. 1st ? 3rd Cavalry.

Infantry

1st MD

Cavalry

MASSACHUSETTS

Raised: 1st, 2nd ? 8th (9 month militia), 9th ? 62nd (54th and 55th are Coloured) Infantry. 1st ? 5th Cavalry (5th is coloured).

No website but they have done really good historical research on their flags along with great colour photographs.

Infantry

1st MA

2nd MA

7th MA

9th MA

11th MA

12th MA

13th MA

15th MA

16th MA

19th MA

20th MA

22nd MA

27th MA

28th MA (Irish Brigade)

54th MA (Coloured)

55th MA (Coloured)

Cavalry

MICHIGAN

Raised: 1st ? 30th Infantry, 1st Coloured Infantry. 1st ? 11th Cavalry

Has a website but it does not feature all of their flags no have much historical information.

Infantry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

Cavalry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

MINNESOTA

Raised: 1st ? 11th Infantry. 1st and 2nd Cavalry.

No website and they sell images of their flags. I have not been able to find a book.

Infantry

1st MN
5th MN

7th MN

Cavalry

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Raised: 1st ? 18th Infantry. 1st and 2nd Cavalry

Does not have a website and I have not found any books.

Infantry

Cavalry

NEW JERSEY

Raised: 1st ? 40th Infantry. 1st ? 3rd Cavalry.

They have a good website but with little historical information, but a book is being written but has not been published.

Infantry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

Cavalry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

NEW YORK

Raised: 1st ? 194th Infantry. 1st ? 25th Cavalry.

Has a good website with some historical information. They are in the beginning of their flag preservation project so new flags are being posted all the time.

Infantry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

63rd NY (Irish Brigade)

69th NY (Irish Brigade)

88th NY (Irish Brigade)

Cavalry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

OHIO

Raised: 1st ? 197th (127 Coloured) Infantry. 1st ? 13th Cavalry.

Has a good website but little historical information.

Infantry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

Cavalry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

PENNSYLVANIA

Raised: 23rd thru 215th Regiments, the 30th thru the 41st regiments were the 1st thru the 12th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps respectively. 1st ? 22nd

Cavalry.

Some regiments carried their blue regimental colour and others did not. Not many of the blue regimental flags remain.

Have an outstanding website and a 2 volume series published with good historical information for its flags.

Infantry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

Cavalry

Go on the website and tell me which ones you want.

RHODE ISLAND

Raised: 1st ? 12th Infantry. 1st ? 3rd Cavalry.

No website and I can?t find any information.

Infantry

Cavalry

VERMONT

Raised: 1st ? 18th Infantry. 1st Cavalry.

No website but 22 images was sent to me by a local historian and I have not been able to find a book.

Infantry

3rd VT

5th VT

6th VT

7th VT

8th VT

9th VT

11th VT

12th VT

14th VT

16th VT

17th VT

Cavalry

1st VT

WISCONSIN

Raised: 1st ? 38th Infantry. 1st ? 4th Cavalry

No website but about 100 images were sent to me by one of the museum personal. Also, included was good historical information for the flags.

Infantry

2nd WI (Iron Brigade)

3rd WI

6th WI (Iron Brigade)

7th WI (Iron Brigade)

13th WI

Cavalry