The 20th Regiment Cavalry, or “McClellan
Cavalry,” organized at Sackett’s Harbor and mustered into
service for three years in September 1863 under Colonel Newton Lord.
This silk general guide flag in the U.S. National pattern includes 34
embroidered stars in six horizontal rows of 6-6-5-5-6-6, semi-block
numbers with shadow effects, and script state affiliation, “N.Y.V.C.,” or New York Volunteer Cavalry. The regiment deposited this flag with
the state on August 23, 1865. 2001.0053