Designating Flag, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps

Rectangular wool bunting flag. White field with painted blue shield in center of flag. In the shield is a white anchor surmounted by a white cannon; these are outlined in black paint/pigment. The anchor and cannon are crossed diagonally. There is a square of reinforcement fabric (white) at the upper and lower hoist corner. Flag is constructed of three panels that are machine-stitched with flat-felled seams. Unbleached cotton hoist with a grommet at each end. The hoist has two inscriptions; one is stamped on the hoist and reads "9TH ARMY/CORPS 3RD DIVISION." The other inscription is written on the heading in pencil and reads "Anchor should be red."
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Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: heading material)
paint (part: applied decoration material)
overall: 73 3/8 in x 56 5/8 in; 186.3725 cm x 143.8275 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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