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

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a wide yellow 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 black in the oval are the letters "U.S" (there is no period after the "S"). 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 hoist with no grommets. Stamped on the hoist is the inscription "[illegible] Brg 3rd Div 15 Army Corps."
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: heading material)
paint (part: lettering material)
overall: 62 in x 47 5/8 in; 157.48 cm x 120.9675 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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

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