5th Vermont Infantry Regiment National Flag (Presentation)

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Title

5th Vermont Infantry Regiment National Flag (Presentation)

Description

5th Vermont Infantry Regiment national flag (presentation). Attached to staff by ties. There are 34 gold painted stars arranged in a circle around a gold eagle, all within the canton. The gold eagle is holding arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Its beak holds a red scroll bearing the motto, "E Pluribus Unum." The national shield is displayed on the eagle's breast. On the seventh stripe "5th regiment Vermont" is displayed. Place of issue: St. Albans, Vt. Date of issue: 09/16/1861. When the 5th Vermont was mustered into service on September 16, 1861, it received one color-a national flag with an ornately painted canton. The color had been ordered through the Vermont Quartermaster General George Davis upon the direction of Governor Erastus Fairbanks.

Date

1861

Subject

Vermont--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1865)
Flags

Creator

Manufactured by Thomas Savory

Identifier

1870.001.030

Coverage

Boston (Mass.)

Extent

50 x 60 inches

Original Format

Flag

Repository

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

Comments

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Citation

Manufactured by Thomas Savory , “5th Vermont Infantry Regiment National Flag (Presentation),” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed June 27, 2017, http://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/137.