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Blue silk regimental flag of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry, the first African American regiment from a northern state in the Civil War. Recruitment began August 1862, although they weren't mustered into Federal service until January 13, 1863. They saw their first action at Island Mound, Mo., October 29, 1862. The flag bears the names of eight battle honors. In 1864 the regiment was redesignated the 79th United States Colored Regiment.
Date: between 1862 and 1864
Item Number: 209892
KSHS Identifier: 1905.17.24
Collections - Museum
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 5: Ad Astra Per Aspera: Kansas Becomes a State
Date - 1861-1869
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Congress - Senate - Lane, James Henry
Military - Wars - Civil War
Military - Wars - Civil War - Kansas Units - US Volunteers - 1st Kansas Colored Infantry
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Ceremonial Artifact - Flag
People - African Americans
People - Notable Kansans - Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts