27 3/4” hoist X 29 1/4” fly(2001.0024)
28 3/4” hoist X 29 3/4” fly(2001.0025)
The 1st Regiment Cavalry, NYV mustered into service for three years between July 16 and August 31, 1861. When the term expired, those entitled were discharged and the regiment continued in service as “Veteran Volunteers,” as indicated by the “N.Y.S.V.V.” on these blue silk flank markers. Both flags feature painted inscriptions and a semi-elliptical red shield in the center on both sides. “N.Y.S.V.V.” and “CAVALRY.” are in mirror image on the reverse for both.
See 1st Cavalry Regiment History Page for more information about the unit.© NYS DMNA: Military History Museum: New York State Battle Flags: 1st Regiment Cavalry, NY Volunteers Flank Markers