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62d NYSVV - Flank Markers

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The 62d NYSV Regiment, or "Anderson Zouaves", mustered into service for three years on June 30 and July 1, 1861. When their three-year term expired, those entitled were discharged and the regiment, nine companies strong, 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 ornamental 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 correctly (left to right).

The marker flag at top measures 28 inches hoist x 30 inches fly, whilst the marker flag at bottom measures 28 1/2 inches hoist x 30 inches fly.

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Images courtesy of the New York State Military Museum

http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/btlflags/infantry/62ndInfMarker.htm