Thomaston Cavalry Banner

Contributed by Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum


"A Company of Cavalry, the first of its kind in this section, was organized in the winter of 1800-1801. Its membership was drawn from residents of Thomaston and Camden... This Company made a fine appearance in their uniforms of scarlet coats and buff underclothes..." From Cyrus Eaton's book 'The History of Rockland and Thomaston.' General Henry Knox died on October 25, 1806 and at his funeral, October 28, 1806, this company of cavalry served as part of the military escort. This banner would have been carried by the cavalry during the procession.

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About This Item

  • Title: Thomaston Cavalry Banner
  • Creation Date: circa 1800
  • Subject Date: circa 1800
  • Town: Thomaston
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Distemper paint on silk
  • Dimensions: 91.5 cm x 91.5 cm
  • Local Code: N-3-04
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180

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