All in all a super nice one of a kind rare civil war relic! Per a state regulation, New York regiments were required to have a gilted eagle on all the flag staffs!1858 NY Regulation: Article XXXIV. FLAGS, COLORS, STANDARDS, GUIDONSNATIONAL FLAG. Every pike-pole of staff to which the flags, standards, guidons or colors above provided are to be attached, will be surmounted with a gilt eagle. SOURCE: General Regulations for the Military Forces of the State of New York, 1858 Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co. I specialize in studying and researching these specific rare relics from the civil war and occasionally sell duplicates of ones I already have and sometimes thin down my finial collection... This is the only type of civil war relic I collect and specialize in and devote my time to researching. Civil war battle eagles and finials in general are one of the most misunderstood and unclarified relics, yet one of the most important and "symbols of freedom" of the civil war. To imagine how many lives were lost defending the flags and protecting these eagles, were a true symbol of sacrifice and the preservation of freedom during the Civil War. Based on the details of each individual eagle, can help to date each type and examples based on historic photo's, research, and musuem information. Unfortunately, most advanced civil war collections lack these pieces, due to the lack of knowledge on these rare relics of the war. Bullet artillery ames sword blade excavated insignia button kepi confederate union horstmann shell cannonball cannon fragment musket saddle uniform flag cannister knife officer scabbard 1850 1840 1860 field and staff photo buckle breastplate eagle, brass flag eagle, flag finial, bronze flag eagle, gilt eagle, spade finial, spear finial, flagstaff eagle dug CSA, dug, 1850 sword, artillery. The item "Rare Civil War Open-Beak Regimental Flagstaff Gilded Bronze Eagle Finial from NY" is in sale since Saturday, October 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "cahokianartifacts76" and is located in Lebanon, Illinois.
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