The standard carried by the 16th Cavalry
features, in paint, the Arms of the United States with thirteen gold
and a red ribbon with the regiment's numeric designation. The shield
positioned upon the eagle's breast includes New York State's motto, "EXCELSIOR."
Approximately 10% of the flag is missing, mainly along the bottom fly.
Yellow-colored tassel fringe lines the remaining portions of the top
and bottom. (2006.0137)