Designating Flag, Headquarters, 6th Army Corps

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with large white St. Andrew's cross hand-sewn in the center of the flag. Red cotton number "6" in the center of the cross. On the hoist side, each corner is reinforced with a small rectangle of blue fabric. White cotton hoist with grommet on each end; an inscription on the hoist reads "6TH ARMY/CORPS HEADQUARTERS." Machine-stitched seams. Several hand-stitched repairs on the top edge of the flag, one of which overlaps the top right corner of the cross. There is also a repair on the cross.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: heading material)
overall: 70 in x 36 3/4 in; 177.8 cm x 93.345 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Designating Flags
Civil War
Civil War
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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