1st Vermont Cavalry National Flag

1st Vermont Cavalry, National Flag 2 (1870.001.022).jpg

Title

1st Vermont Cavalry National Flag

Description

1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment national flag. Attached to staff by sleeve. Canton style is square. There are 33 white embroidered stars, arranged in a 6-6-5-5-5-6 pattern. 1st Vermont Cavalry in script. Battle honors applied to flag. Battle honors were applied after November 1864 when colors returned to Vermont. Place of issue: Burlington, VT. Date of issue: 12/12/1861.
This flag was issued in order to replace a similar flag that was lost in Shenandoah Valley when the baggage train was burnt. In late July, the new standard, "of the same material and design as the original" reached the camp of the 1st Vermont Cavalry. The enlistments of many of the original 1st Vermont Cavalry members expired, and they headed back to Vermont, taking the colors with them. In Burlington the returning troopers were received with great fanfare and on November 18, 1864 were officially mustered out of service. The next day the returned officers gathered together to decide what battle names were to be inscribed on the regiment's colors.

Date

1861

Subject

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

Creator

Manufactured by Tiffany & Company

Identifier

1870.001.022

Coverage

New York (N.Y.)

Extent

35 x 42 inches

Original Format

Flag

Repository

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

Citation

Manufactured by Tiffany & Company , “1st Vermont Cavalry National Flag,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed December 11, 2017, http://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/129.