The commemorative medal consists of two parts - bar pin and pendant. The brass bar pin is rectangular shaped; the center is enameled in white. Stenciled letters across the enamel read, "C. V. C. OF N. Y." A small brass ring connects the bar pin to the brass pendant. The pendant is shaped like a pattee cross. Each appendage is enameled in white with the edges uncovered. An image is stenciled in each appendage: crossed swords on left arm, cannon on top, crossed rifles with bayonets on right arm, and gunboat on bottom. An Army of Northern Virginia pattern flag is enameled in red, white and blue in the center of the cross. The back of the medal rests against the backing of the frame and is therefore, not visible. This medal is part of a large framed collection (0985.7.135); the rest of the collection is enumerated separately (0985.7.135a- 0985.7.135v, 0985.7.135x-0985.7.135hh). (0985.7.135w) and (0985.7.1354hh) are identical.