The New York State Battle Flag Collection
includes two silk flank markers carried by the 162nd Regiment New York
Volunteer Infantry. Both flank markers feature the unit's numeric designation, "162nd Rgt./N.Y.S.V.," embroidered to the center. The white flank
marker is embroidered with purple and blue silk yarn while the blue
flank marker includes tan colored yarns. The white flank marker is
discolored mainly from exposure to light.