Lot 108A: Civil War 35-Star Guidon: 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, circa 1862, The hand-sewn silk swallowtail flag comprised of

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May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, US
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Description: Civil War 35-Star Guidon: 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry circa 1862 The hand-sewn silk swallowtail flag comprised of thirteen white and red stripes and blue canton stenciled with thirty-five gold stars, as prescribed in General Order No. 4 of January 18, 1862; together with the color's original staff with brass finial, and a copy of the Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, Transmitted to the Governor in Pursuance of Law for the Year 1887(1888). H: 26 1/2 in. L: 33 in. Staff: 84 in. PROVENANCE: The Guidon descended in the family of Colonel D. Stanley Hassinger (1842-1887) of Philadelphia to the present owner.
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Notes: Hassinger served in the 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry from 1862 until the conclusion of the conflict. He entered in as a Private and mustered out as a First Lieutenant. In the Battle of the Wilderness, Hassinger was promoted on the field. He was seriously wounded on May 10, 1864, near Spotsylvania Court House; was brevetted for gallantry at Petersburg and Sailor's Creek, Virginia; and was present at Lee's surrender at Appomattox. As a field officer of the regiment, Hassinger was able to retain the color. He was later promoted to Captain for gallant and meritorious service by President Andrew Johnson and in 1873, was appointed Assistant Adjutant General of Pennsylvania National Guard. A member of the Veteran Corps of the 1st Regiment Infantry National Guard of Pennsylvania, Hassinger served as Colonel of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. He is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. A statue by Henry K. Bush-Brown representing the 1st Regiment Infantry National Guard of Philadelphia, which fielded both the 119th and 118th Regiments during the Civil War, stands in front of the Union League Club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The flag has been professionally conserved, mounted and framed. Conservation report accompanies lot.
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