Union Cavalry Guidons

Federal swallowtail cavalry and battery guidons are colorful and relatively small, and therefore easy to display in a private home setting; indeed, they continued to be available in collectors' circles until about the end of the 1980s. They were never inexpensive, and all now require careful conservation. The state of Pennsylvania and the Civil War Library and Museum both have excellent specimens, as do other military museums, and several are in National Park Service hands at several battlefields.

National guidon of Company C, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry, issued at the close ot the war and carried by that unit in the Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac, along Pennsylvania Avenue,

Washington, D C.. May 23, 1865 Note the numerous battle honors in gilt paint on the flag, beginning with the Seven Days' Campaign and concluding with Appomattox Court House continued )

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FORT STEADMAN. FALL OF PETERSBURG ETs RETREAT,

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Artifacts com tony of Tno Gv>t WVi»« Library and Museum Philadelphia, Pa I 3. Chester County Historical Society. West Chester Pa

Union Cavalry

State guidon of Company G, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry This high quality flag was one of 112 manufactured by Holtsmann, Brother and Company of Philadelphia, and the only surviving specimen of this pattern Note the Pennsylvania State coat-of-arms on the top

National guidon of Company I, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, complete with battle honors inscribed. The last battle honor, "Gettysburg," would date this particular cavalry color to some time after July 1863. The company served at Gen. Meade's headquarters during that battle

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