The 10th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, or “National
Zouaves,” is thought to have received this 34-star, silk national
color from the City of New York in 1863. The flag’s stenciled
inscriptions include the names of officers and members of the color
guard killed or wounded in the spring 1864 Overland Campaign as well
as battle honors from that campaign. The inscriptions and unit designation
experienced water damage, and some of the information has been lost.
The restoration of this flag in 1968 used color-matched nylon net. (2003.0287)