Photograph taken recently at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. I didn't take notes during my visit, and originally believed that this was one of the regimental banners used by the 6th Wisconsin. However a visitor to the web site has helped determine that this the original 1861-1863 regimental color of the 7th Wisconsin. It was present at the battles of Brawner Farm, 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorville. I am not sure about Gettysburg.
See more information at: http://www.secondwi.com/wisconsincivilwarflags/flags_part_1.htm
Lighting is low, badly balanced and flash photography is not allowed, so picture taking is tough in this place. After I adjusted my polarizing filter to reduce reflections off the glass, my meter hardly registered. I had to guess at exposure and ended up under exposing most of the shots I took. Digital technology enabled me to fix up the these shots to an almost presentable state.
A cropped view of the same picture showing details of the eagle and shield.
Much of the paint on this interesting banner has disappeared over the years.
I find it interesting that the eagle on this flag and the 8th Wisconsin
National colors both have a longer neck than I would normally associate with
an eagle. They sort of look like chickens in this respect.