12th Independent Battery, NY Volunteers | Guidon | Civil War
Flag dimensions: 27" hoist X 26 1/2" fly.
The NYS Battle Flag Collection includes one flag carried by the 12th Independent Battery, a silk, swallowtail guidon in the “stars and stripes” pattern prescribed in General Order No. 4, dated January 18, 1862. The canton includes 35 gold painted stars in the typical, two-concentric circles, additional star in each corner, pattern. The canton also includes the unit’s designation painted in gold. Seven battle honors are painted in gold to the stripes. Petersburg and Totopotomoy are both misspelled.