Regimental colors of 80th OVVI 1861-1865   Save
Regimental colors of 80th OVVI 1861-1865
Description: This is a fragment of the Regimental Colors of the 80th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The background is of blue silk with machine embroidery which includes a portion of the U.S. shield, the eagle's talon holding a palm branch and the feathers from the arrows. It is edged in gold hand embroidery and mounted on a rectangular board covered with black velvet. Attached to velvet is a silver pin engraved "C. W. Buvinger M.D. Surgeon 80th OVVI 1st Brig. 2nd Div. 15th AC. The colors are gold, blue, white, red, green, black and gray. 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: H85080_001
Subjects: Civil War 1861-1865; Flags--Ohio; Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Places: Ohio