Designating Flag, Chief Quartermaster, 25th Army Corps, Army of the James

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. The flag is constructed of three triangles. The hoist triangle is white; its base extends almost the full length of the hoist and the apex reaches to where the two swallowtails meet at the horizontal meridian of the flag. The top triangle is red and forms the top swallowtail; the bottom triangle is blue and forms the bottom swallowtail. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on one side of the hoist reads "Chief Q.M. 25th Army Corps." On the reverse side of the hoist is an inscription reading "R.C. Toy 49.N.9th Phila." Flat-felled seams.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: heading material)
overall: 69 3/4 in x 35 1/8 in; 177.165 cm x 89.2175 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
related event
Civil War
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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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