US Flag

This flag was reported to have been carried into the field by Brigader General Daniel Butterfield's brigade during the second battle of Manassas, August 30, 1862, and given by him to Private Willliam W. Ryder, Co. F., 17th N.Y. Volunteers after the war.

The 5-pointed star pattern of stars is unusual. The arrangement of the stars in the canton was not standardized until later.