The 87th Regiment, or “Brooklyn Rifles,” mustered
into service for three years between October and December 1861. On Sept.
6, 1862, the regiment consolidated with the 40th Regiment N. Y. Volunteer
Infantry, in which organization its members completed their term of service.
silk regimental color received from the City
of New York features the Arms
of the City of New York on both the obverse and reverse. (2007.0173)