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
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
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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