The 22nd Regiment Cavalry, NY Volunteers, reportedly received this red, silk standard while in winter quarters at Camp Russell, Virginia, in February 1865 from Mrs. H.B. Reed, Colonel Horatio Blake Reed's wife. The flag features embroidered crossed sabers, in their scabbards, with the regiment's numberic designation embroidered above and below. Gold-colored, 2.5" lg tassel fringe lines the top, fly and bottom edges. (2005.0142)
See 22nd Cavalry History Pagefor more information about this unit.
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History