: The blue silk flag pictured here served as the regimental colors of the 5th Regiment of United States Colored Troops (which was originally organized as the 127th Ohio Volunteer Infantry). The original flag was manufactured in the United States between 1863 and 1865. The United States arms is painted in the flag's center, consisting of a bald eagle holding an olive branch in its right talon and a bundle of arrows in its left. The eagle holds in its beak a scroll with the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (Latin for "one out of many"). A shield with red and white stripes and a blue upper portion is positioned on the eagle's breast. Thirty-five gold painted stars are arranged in two arcs above the arms. Below the arms is a red painted banner. The flag has gold fringe on its top, right, and bottom sides. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL02185 Subjects
: Flags--Ohio; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; African Americans--Ohio Places
: Regimental Colors of the 5th U.S.C.T.