: This blue silk flag with gold fringe served as the regimental colors of Ohio Ex-Prisoners of War. The flag was manufactured in the United States around 1865. This side of the flag features the United States Arms [bald eagle holding an olive branch in its right talon and a bundle of arrows in its left talon with a shield of the familiar stars and stripes on its breast; a light blue scroll below reads E Pluribus Unum or "Out of many, one"] inside a gold-outlined crest. A red scroll below the crest features gold text that reads: "WE CAN FORGIVE BUT NEVER FORGET."
The ex-prisoner of war regiments were formed after the Civil War by former Union soldiers who spent time in Confederate prisons.
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: AL02189 Subjects
: Ceremonial artifact; Communication artifact; Military flags; Flags--Ohio; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Textile--silk; POW; Ex-Prisoners of War; Places