Flank Marker of the 1st O.V.L.A., painting   Save
Flank Marker of the 1st O.V.L.A., painting
Description: Painting of the Flank Marker of the 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Light Artillery. This flag is halved horizontally with the top being red and the bottom grey. In gold lettering it reads: 1st REG'T Ohio. 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 The regiment was called upon April 21, 1861 in a letter to Colonel James Barnett from the Governor, William Dennison. Each Battery of the 1st has its own history and operated independently in battle. Their initial appointment was for three months, though most served an additional campaign for three to five years. This flag was not cataloged in this collection. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02305
Subjects: Ceremonial artifact; Communication artifact; Military flags; Flags--Ohio, Civil War, 1861-1865; 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery; Statehouse--Ohio;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)