Designating Flag, Chief Quartermaster, 18th Army Corps

Description
Wool bunting tapered swallowtail flag. Red field with two diagonal blue stripes, or bends, that run from one end of the hoist to the opposite swallowtail. The stripes cross at the fork of the swallowtail. In the center of the flag is a white number "18" cotton applique. White cotton canvas hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "R.C. Toy 49 N 9th Phila 18 Army Corps Chief Q.M." Machine-stitched with flat-felled seams using cotton threads.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
1890-1897
maker
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (applique material)
cotton (part: heading material)
Measurements
overall: 62 in x 50 in; 157.48 cm x 127 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
AF*25248C
catalog number
25248C
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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