Flag of the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry


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Flag of the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Flag of the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Flag of the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry is a picture, with genre photograph and flags. Its dimensions are 9.5 in. x 7.5 in..

It was created sometime around 1940-1959.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

A man stands holding the colors of the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The flag has gold trim around its edges and its pattern contains 35 stars against a blue background and 13 alternating red and white stripes. Though some of the text on the flag has faded, the flag’s message reads: “46th REGT. O.V.I.I; Shiloh.; Siege of Corinth; Jackson”

Colonel Thomas Worthington helped organize the 46th in 1861, using Village Green as the recruiting office for the regiment. After training at Camp Chase, located in what is now Columbus' Hilltop neighborhood, the regiment fought in the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, losing nearly 300 of its members. The regiment continued on to Memphis and the siege of Vicksburg, then fought at the forefront of the Atlanta campaign and joined Sherman’s "March to the Sea” to seize Savannah, Georgia.

The flag itself is preserved as part of the online Ohio Battle Flag Audiovisual Collection curated by Ohio History Connection.

It covers the topics flags, history and Civil War.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 93-G-225.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0634.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 20, 2020. It was last updated January 21, 2020.