Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps

Description
Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a wide white border around all sides except for 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. Flag is machine-stitched with flat-felled seams using white cotton thread. 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)
cotton (part: cartridge box material)
paint (part: lettering material)
Measurements
overall: 62 1/4 in x 50 in; 158.115 cm x 127 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
AF*25245N
catalog number
25245N
accession number
64127
subject
Flags
Civil War
related event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Flags
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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