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

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1890-1897
maker
Robert C. Toy
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: heading material)
Measurements
overall: 69 3/4 in x 35 1/8 in; 177.165 cm x 89.2175 cm
ID Number
AF*25255B
catalog number
25255B
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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