Designating Flag, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps

Physical Description:
Wool bunting pennant flag. Blue field with a white shield in the center of the flag. Inside the shield is a blue cotton anchor surmounted by a red cotton cannon. The anchor and cannon are crossed diagonally. White cotton machine-stitched hoist with a brass grommet at each end. There is an inscription on the hoist that reads "9th Corps/2nd DIV/1st BRG FROM/Wm F. Scheible/Contract Marck 23 1865." The flag is hand-stitched with brown threads and white threads on the applied decoration. Rolled hems.
General Description:
Ninth Army Corps (22 July 1862 - 1 August 1865)
The Ninth Army Corps used several different flags during its existence between 22 July 1862 and 1 August 1865. The corps badge, authorized on April 19, 1864, called for the design of a shield on which a fouled anchor lies beneath a cannon. the regulation flag bearing the badge design came into use in the late summer of 1864.
The Corps was commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside from its beginning. It is speculated that the shield represents the seal of the state of Rhode Island, General Burnsides' birthplace, and the fouled anchor refers to the Corp's participation in the Peninsular campaign.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
contract date
William F. Scheible
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: applied decoration material)
cotton (part: heading material)
overall: 74 1/2 in x 55 1/2 in; 189.23 cm x 140.97 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
Civil War
Designating Flags
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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