Designating Flag, 1st Brig, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi

Description
Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Horizontal bicolor design. The top half of the flag is red and the bottom half of the flag is white. In the center of the flag is a blue applique of two crossed swords. A blue number "1" is stenciled in pigment paint above the swords (on the red ground) and a red number "1" is stenciled in pigment paint below the swords (on the white ground). White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "[illegible] 1st Div Cavalry. Command. Div. of Miss."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
maker
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading and applique material)
paint (red and blue number "1" material)
Measurements
overall: 73 1/2 in x 36 1/2 in; 186.69 cm x 92.71 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
AF*25293C
catalog number
25293C
accession number
64127
subject
Military
Flags
Designating Flags
Civil War
Flags
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Flags
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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