1st Vermont Cavalry National Flag

1st Vermont Cavalry, National Flag.jpg

Title

1st Vermont Cavalry National Flag

Description

1st Vermont Cavalry national flag. Attached to staff by ties. The flag has fringe, red stripes, a light blue rectangular canton, and 34 white stars that are arranged in a double circle. Date of issue: 1865. The new Vermont Quartermaster General, Perley Pitkin, corresponded with Charles Eaton about new flags for the cavalry. On January 29 Eaton forwarded the two colors to General Pitkin. Once the flags arrived in Vermont, they sat in the Quartermaster General's office. On April 24, Washburn received a short note from the commander of the 1st Vermont Cavalry, Major William Cummings. The major penned, "I would respectfully request that our Colors may be sent us at Petersburg Va by Express at the earliest possible convenience..." The flags arrived by Express the day of the Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac through Washington, D.C., May 23, 1865.

Date

1865

Subject

United States. Army. Vermont Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
Vermont--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Flags

Creator

Manufactured by Charles Eaton

Identifier

1870.001.005

Coverage

Boston (Mass.)

Extent

42 x 52 inches

Original Format

Flag

Repository

Vermont State Curator's Office, 2 Gov. Aiken Avenue,
Montpelier, VT 05633

Citation

Manufactured by Charles Eaton , “1st Vermont Cavalry National Flag,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed March 23, 2017, http://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/112.