During the Civil War, many military units had their own regimental flags that they would carry into battle, and this was true of units in the United States’ Colored Troops. On the third day of the month, I’ll display a flag from each of those regiments – depending on my ability to find these flags through internet searches and other sources.
This is the regimental flag for the US Colored Troops 26th Regiment Infantry, New York. The motto at the base of the flag is “God and Liberty.” Source: New York State Military Museum.
These are the national colors for 26th Regiment. Source: New York State Military Museum.
According to the NYS Military Museum, this regiment was organized at Riker’s Island, New York on February 27, 1864. It served in the Department of the East to March, 1864; in the District of Beaufort, Department of the South, to April, 1865; at Port Royal, S. C., until it was honorably discharged and mustered out, August 28, 1865.
More details about the 26th USCT are at the here at Civil War Archive.com.
The homepage for the New York State Military Museum is here.
View all of the USCT flags on this cite to date by going here.