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Unknown Battles and battleflags of the 89th Regiment, N. Y. S. Vols.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04558.208 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: circa 1870 Pagination: 1 albumen : b&w ; 30.6 x 45.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Postwar collage. Two separate images of printed lists of Civil War battles at which New York's 89th Regiment was present are cut and pasted beside photos of the United States flag and the regiment's own flag. Battles include: Drury's Bluff, Suffolk, Swift Creek, Camden, Chapin's Farm, Kingsland Creek, Petersburgh Siege, Lee's Surrender at Appomattox, Cold Harbor, Nansamond, Marye's Heights, Antietam, Fort Wagner, Hanover Junction, Fredricksburg Crossing, Weir Bottom Church, South Mountain, Bermuda Hundred, Fort Hell, and Fair Oaks. In the images of the flags, the United States flag is tattered at its ends and the regiment's flag has a large hole completely torn into the center, where the United States arms and motto formerly appeared.

Background Information: This is part of a collection of George W. Tillotson, who served as a Sergeant with the 89th New York Volunteers (Dickinson Guards).

People: Tillotson, George W., 1830-1918

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesPhotographyBattleBattle of PetersburgConfederate States of AmericaConfederate General or LeaderSurrenderAppomattoxBattle of Cold HarborBattle of FredericksburgBattle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)American FlagAmerican Symbols and SealsFlagsNew York

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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