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61st Regiment, NY Volunteer InfantryNational Color70” hoist x 85 1/4” fly, Civil War

61st Regt NYVI National Color

This wool national color carried by the 61st Regiment features 34 reverse-applique stars in six horizontal rows (6-5-6-6-5-6). Reportedly, Colonel Nelson Miles deposted this flag with state authorities in early 1863. In a letter to General John Sprague, Adjutant General, State of New York, dated March 25, 1863, Miles revealed that the flag, "is stained with the blood of the brave color bearer - Sergt Frank Aldrich."(2006.0002)

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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