The 7th Veteran Regiment, NY Volunteers mustered into service between March and October 1864. This pair of blue, silk flank markers have significant losses, most notably to the center and along the fly edge. Originally, both flags featured painted inscriptions, "N.Y.S.V.V." and "REGIMENT.," and a painted device in the center complete with the regiment's numeric designation. During the conservation treatment for the flag on the left, State Parks textile conservators discovered a small piece of detached blue silk with remants of a large gold star (visible to the right of the flag). The piece is not orignal to the flag. Also, during treatment on the flag on the right, the conservators discovered two small strips of black silk mourning crepe (visible along the flag's hoist edge).
See the 7th Infantry Regiment History Page for more information about the unit.New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History