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
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.