20th Regiment US Colored Troops | Camp Color | Civil War
Flag dimensions: 18 1/2" hoist X 23 1/4" fly.
The New York State Battle Flag Collection includes 5 printed wool camp colors, including the flag seen here, carried by the 20th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops. The camp color is in the U.S. national pattern as prescribed in General Order No. 4, Headquarters of the U.S. Army, dated 18 January 1862. The flag includes 34 white stars in 5 horizontal rows (7-7-6-7-7) with the center row of 6 stars indented and the hoist edge folded over to create a sleeve for attachment to the staff.