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    Historic and Extremely Rare Civil War Guide Flag of the 108th New York State Volunteer Infantry, as Carried by the Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg With a Group Photograph of Veterans at the Dedication of the Regiment's Monument at Gettysburg, September 4, 1888. The regiment was part of the Third Brigade, Second Division, 2d Corps and suffered losses of 102 men killed and wounded. This example was likely manufactured by Tiffany & Co. of New York in 1863. The flag is white silk, 17-inches square, with a 1¾-inch sleeve for mounting on the staff and a 1½-inch blue silk fringe. "108th N. Y. S. V." is exquisitely hand-painted in gilt with blue and red accents within a matching border. In addition to other engagements the 108th fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness-Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Hatcher's Run and Farmville. Only a handful of these Tiffany guide flags have survived, this doubtless being one of the finest examples known. The flag is accompanied by a contemporary black and white photograph of 50 to 60 veterans of the 108th (and a few wives) at the dedication of the regiment's monument at Gettysburg, September 4, 1888. The photograph has been re-framed in its original gilt frame using archivally safe materials. It is framed under glass to an overall size of 21 x 17-inches. The lower margin of the photograph bears the imprint of "Tipton's Gettysburg Groups".

    Condition: 1.) Excellent. Wonderful sound condition with just a few cracks in the upper right corner with no loss. Stabilized and archivally mounted in an elegant gilt frame. 2.) Photograph with three vertical areas of browning and with a few damp stains.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    10th Sunday
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