Designating Flag, Headquarters, 20th Army Corps

Description
Pre-1863 design. Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a hand-stitched white five-point star in the center of the flag. Hand-stitched into the star is a cotton red number "20" applique. Flag panels are machine-stitched with flat-felled seams. White cotton hoist with a grommet at either end. The inscription on the hoist reads "20TH ARMY/CORPS HEAD QUARTERS." There are extensive losses in the top swallowtail.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
design date
before 1863
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: applique number material)
cotton (part: heading material)
Measurements
overall: 71 7/8 in x 36 5/8 in; 182.5625 cm x 93.0275 cm
ID Number
AF*25279A
catalog number
25279A
accession number
64127
subject
Flags
Civil War
related event
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
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Civil War
Flags
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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