The 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Living History Association is attempting to raise $14,600 to preserve the original Civil War battle flag of the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
The flag resides at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus.
So far about $5,000 has been raised.
To give to the cause, send a check (made out to 29th OVI) to 593 Herbert Road, Akron, OH 44312.
The 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Living History Association meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ellet Grace Brethren Church, 530 Stetler Ave.
The organization will take part in three encampments this year: in Painesville, May 24-25; Hale Farm & Village, Aug. 9-10; and Beaver Creek (near Lisbon), Sept. 6-7.