The New York State Battle Flag Collection includes two guidons attributed to the 3rd Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry. Both guidons have significant losses. Originally swallow-tailed and in the U.S. national pattern as prescribed in General Orders dated January 18, 1862, these guidons most likely included gold painted stars in a circular pattern in the canton. Overexposed to light, the blue fabric faded to a light blue-yellow hue as seen along the upper sleeves.
See the 3rd Infantry Regiment History Page for more information about the unit.New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History