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Exhibit at Capitol Set to Unveil Civil War Flag Installment

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"1862: Red, White, and Battered," Exhibit Features Nine Signifigant Civil War Flags

State officials are set to unveil New York's latest installment of the Civil War battle flag exhibit at the Capitol.

The head of the state parks system and representatives from the Division of Military and Naval Affairs plan to open the new exhibit, titled "1862: Red, White and Battered," on Wednesday afternoon.

The exhibit features nine flags that were significant during the second year of the war, when the fighting between the North and South intensified and the bloodshed began to hit home.

The battle flags going on display are part of the state's ongoing effort to conserve its collection of 2,000 war banners, including some 900 from the Civil War.

The Capitol's first Civil War battle flag exhibit opened in July 2011. The new exhibit will run through the spring of 2013.

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