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61st Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry Regimental Color 58 1/2” hoist x 72 1/4” fly, Civil War

61st Regt NYVI Regimental Color

The 61st New York Volunteers mustered into service September-October 1861 for three years. When their three year term expired, those entitled were discharged and the regiment continued in service as “Veteran Volunteers,” as indicated by the “N.Y.S.V.V.” along the top of this blue silk Regimental Color . The flag features the Arms of the State of New York painted on one side and the Arms of the City of New York painted on the other.(2011.0074)

See the 61st Infantry Regiment History Page for more information about the unit.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
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