The New York State Battle Flag Collection includes two flank markers carried by the 65th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry. The regiment mustered into service for three years in July and August 1861. When their three year term expired, those entitled were discharged and the regiment continued in service as “Veteran Volunteers,” as indicated by the “N.Y.S.V.V.” along the top of these blue, silk flank markers. Both flags feature painted inscriptions in gold, shadowed in red, along the top and bottom. Also, each features a red painted shield in the center, framed with a gold painted border, and the regiment’s numeric designation painted in gold and shadowed in crimson. “N.Y.S.V.V.” and “REGIMENT.” are in mirror image on the reverse while the numeric designation reads left to right on the reverse.
See the 65th Infantry Regiment History Page for more information about the unit.New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History