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Civil War flags from 1863 displayed at NY Capitol

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An exhibit of 10 battle flags carried during the third year of the Civil War is on display in New York's Capitol.

The exhibit called "1863: Loyal Till Death" has flags from units across the state, including two used during the Battle of Gettysburg.

One of those flags belonged to the 119th New York Volunteers recruited from New York City and Hempstead that was captured when two men carrying it were mortally wounded. It was returned after the war by soldiers from a Georgia unit.

The other belonged to the 146th New York Volunteers from Oneida County and flew during the key fighting at Gettysburg's Little Round Top.

The flags will be displayed near the Capitol's eastern entrance until next May.

 

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