- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - A flag used in the Civil War by Illinois’ 100th Volunteer Infantry Regiment is on display at the Joliet Area Historical Museum after it was conserved to prevent further deterioration.

Workers spent 230 hours to clean the flag’s strands and remove fragments of dirt. The museum had a ceremony last week to commemorate the success of the project to bring the flag to Will County.

The Herald-News reports (http://bit.ly/29r0Nbt ) that the regiment that used the flag was called “the Will County regiment.” The Union flag has the names of the 16 engagements where it was carried into battle, including Mission Ridge and Chicamauga.

The flag is on loan from the Illinois State Military Museum.

Joliet Township contributed $20,000 of the $25,000 spent on the project.

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Information from: The Herald-News, http://www.theherald-news.com/

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