Designating Flag, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps

Description
Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a wide red border around all sides except the hoist. In the center of the flag is a black cotton cartridge box with a yellow wool oval on the front flap. Painted in the oval are the letters "U.S" in black. White contrast stitching outlines the cartridge box. Above the cartridge box, written in an arc, is the phrase "FORTY ROUNDS" painted in white letters. The flag is machine stitched with flat-felled seams. White cotton heading with no grommets.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
1890-1897
maker
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: heading material)
paint (part: applied decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 62 1/8 in x 50 3/8 in; 157.7975 cm x 127.9525 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
AF*25245M
catalog number
25245M
accession number
64127
subject
Military
Flags
Civil War
Flags
Civil War
Designating Flags
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Flags
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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