Designating Flag, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps

Rectangular wool bunting flag. Blue field with a hand-stitched white shield inset in the center of the flag. Painted on the shield are a white anchor (outlined in black) surmounted by a red cannon with black outline details. The anchor and cannon are diagonally crossed. Small reinforcement squares on top and bottom corners of the hoist. Machine-stitched flag panels. White cotton heading with a grommet at each end. Blue field is machine-stitched to heading.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: heading material)
paint (part: applied decoration material)
overall: 72 5/8 in x 56 3/4 in; 184.4675 cm x 144.145 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
related event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.