The New York State Battle Flag Collection
includes two flank markers carried by the 18th Regiment Cavalry, NY
Volunteers. The blue, silk flank
both have losses to the center and along the fly edge. Originally
both flags featured painted inscriptions in gold,
red, along the top, "N.Y.S.V.,"
and bottom, "CAVALRY.".
with a gold painted border, complete with the
numeric designation painted in gold and shadowed in crimson. “N.Y.S.V.”
and “CAVALRY.” are in mirror image on the reverse while
the numeric designation reads left to right on the reverse.