The New York State Battle Flag Collection at the New York State Military Museum includes one regimental color carried by the 5th Regiment, New York Volunteers or "Duryees Zouaves". The blue, silk regimental color includes a painted arm of the United States with 34 gold stars in the typical two arc pattern or 21 over 13. The lower riband, with raised center section, is painted with the regiment's identification, "FIFTH ZOUAVE REGT. N.Y.V.
The fly edge is lost most likely from use, or given the lack of a jagged edge in most areas, from scissors wielded by souvenir hunters. In 1967, a flag restorer machine-stitched the flag between two layers of nylon net. Although not a recommended treatment by today's standards, the netting did prevent additional loss at the fly edge.