National Colors of the 103rd O.V.I.   Save
National Colors of the 103rd O.V.I.
Description: Silk flag served as the national colors of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The flag was manufactured in the United States between 1861 and 1865. Much of the flag, including the canton, is no longer intact due to deterioration. The flag has portions of thirteen alternating red and white stripes still intact. Ohio battle flags were on display at the Ohio Statehouse until the 1960s, 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. In the 1960s, the collection was photographed and commercial artist Robert Needham painted illustrations of many Civil War flags. Photographs of the flags and the paintings are now part of the society's archival collections. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02083
Subjects: Flags--Ohio; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Places: Ohio