CAPITOL PRESERVATION COMMITTEE PENNSYLVANIA
CIVIL WAR FLAG PROJECT DESIGN AND CONDITION COMMENTS
REGISTRATION NO.: 1985.047
This is a national color, wool bunting flag. The regimental designation, "Kane's Rifles" is located on the first white stripe. Battle honors are found on the 6 white stripes and are painted black.
The blue canton contains 30 white cotton stars, hand-stitched to the wool ground. They
are placed in 5 rows of 6 stars. The stars are all 5-point. The replacement star in
upper left corner of canton is slightly larger than the original stars.
All seams are hand-stitched. The stripe seams are sewn with an off-white cellulosic thread, while the canton seams are sewn with a darker brown thread. The stars are stitched with off-white thread.
The bucktail nailed to the finial measures approximately 10" x 2 3/4". Three nails are embedded in staff. One is 25" from top. Two tacks are close together near the center of staff with fragments of red wool attached.
There is no pole sleeve; the flag was tacked directly onto the staff through the wool of the flag; the raw cut edge is visible.
The flag is in relatively good condition, but fragile. It is very dusty and soiled. Some fading and discoloration has occurred. Insect damage may have occurred to the wool.