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61st Regiment, NY Volunteer InfantryNational Color74 1/4” hoist x 78” fly, Civil War

61st New York Volunteer Infantry National Color

Reportedly first unfurled in October 1864 at Fort McGilvery near Petersburg, Virginia, this national color accompanied the 61st New York Volunteers during the Siege of Petersburg, June 15, 1864-April 2, 1865, and during the climatic Appomattox Campaign, March 28-April 9, 1865. Four men from the color guard are believed to have received wounds, two mortally, during the campaigns.(2008.0108)

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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