This is two framed fragments of the 1st Connecticut Artillery flag. It was their regimental flag during the Civil War. It was almost destroyed entirely by age, deterioration and mice. The remnants were used to create this remembrance of their struggles.
Organized in 1861, this regiment saw service until the end of the war. They fought in the siege of Yorktown, the battles of Hanover Courthouse, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Petersburg, Fort Fisher and the mine explosion.
The photograph is a reproduction that shows the soldiers and canons used to defend Washington, D.C.
This piece is 16″ tall X 12″ wide. It was professionally framed.
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