: This photograph is the reverse of the Camp Colors flag of 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The design based on the stars and stripes. It has gold fringe with 35 stars and 13 stripes on a 28 x 22 cm canton with fringe 5 cm long. It is made of silk.
The text on the flag reads: 45th Reg't., O.V.I.
Silk flag of the national colors served as the camp colors of the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The flag was manufactured in the United States between 1863 and 1865 as separate front and back pieces that were sewn together
The 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, and mustered into service on August 19,1862. The regiment took part in the siege of Knoxville, the Atlanta Campaign, and the battles of Franklin and Nashville.
The regiment was mustered out at Camp Harker, Tennessee, on June 15, 1865.
Ohio battle flags were on display at the Ohio Statehouse until the 1960's, when the state formed a committee to oversee the efforts to restore the fragile flags. Some of the battle flags were on display on the Plaza Level of the Ohio Historical Society from 1970 until 1989. For conservation reasons, the flags have been in storage since 1989.
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: AL01948 Subjects
: Ceremonial artifact; Communication artifact; Military flags; Flags--Ohio; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Textile--silk; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 45th (1862-1865) Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)