16th Regiment Cavalry, NY Volunteers | Standard | Civil War

Flag dimensions: 32" hoist X 32 1/2" fly.

(2006.0137)



The standard carried by the 16th Cavalry features, in paint, the Arms of the United States with 13 gold stars and a red ribbon with the regiment's numeric designation. The shield positioned upon the eagle's breast includes New York State's motto, "EXCELSIOR." Approximately 10% of the flag is missing, mainly along the bottom fly. Yellow-colored tassel fringe lines the remaining portions of the top and bottom.