2nd Vermont Battery National Guidon

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Title

2nd Vermont Battery National Guidon

Description

National guidon of the 2nd Vermont Light Artillery Battery. Silk with red and white stripes, a blue canton and painted stars. May originally have had a swallowtail shape. Finial: iron spontoon-shaped point on brass base. No documentation on the presentation of this guidon has been found, but the 2nd Battery headed south in March of 1862. The flag probably came to Montpelier when the battery mustered out in Burlington in July of 1865.

Date

1862

Subject

United States. Army. Vermont Light Artillery Battery, 2nd (1861-1865)
Vermont--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Guidons
Flags

Identifier

1870.002.004

Extent

33 x 28 inches

Original Format

Flag

Repository

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

Citation

“2nd Vermont Battery National Guidon,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed December 11, 2017, http://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/78.