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    Post Civil War Light Artillery Guidon, Battery A, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Guidon of Independent Battery A, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, agreeing with the 1879 Regulations for Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Possibly in Unofficial use (unplushed) format prior to 1879. This guidon measures 16 ½" on its staff (hoist) edge by 18 ¼" on its fly (and 14" from the staff to the cut of the swallowtail), exclusive of the yellow gold, 2" deep, silk fringe on its fly and lower sides. The field is composed of two silk, horizontal bars, red over white, sewn together by hand. Painted over the center of the junction of the bars is a brown disc, 5 7/8" in diameter bearing a pair of crossed bronze cannon barrels 5 ¾" long each, circumvented by a gold edge blue belt 1 7/8" wide (inclusive of the gold edges) bearing the inscription "BATTERY A" arched over "M.V.M" painted in 7/8" high gold black lettering (with serifs).

    Authentication: Letters of authenticity and research from renowned Civil War flag expert and author Howard Michael Madaus.

    Provenance: Crow Art Partnership Collection


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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