Designating Flag, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Department of West Virginia

Wool bunting pennant flag. Red field with a white border on the hoist edge. An eagle in flight, facing the hoist, is painted in the center of the flag in white pigment paint. The eagle is clutching two olive branches and three arrows in its talons. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "1st Brg 1st Div Dept of West VA." The flag is machine-stitched with white cotton thread.
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)
paint (part: design material)
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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