88th New York 1st Model Regimental Flag, nylon with grommets. The 1st Model flag did not have "88th" on it, but had "2nd Regt" meaning they were the 2nd regiment of the Irish Brigade. Confusing, right. The Union flag that they carried had "88th Regt. New York" on it. The gaelic motto translates, "They shall never retreat from the charge of lances".