Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Horizontal bicolor design. The top half of the flag is red and the bottom half of the flag is blue. In the center of the flag is a white cotton 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 blue ground). White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "2nd Brg 1st Div Cavalry. Command. Div of Miss."
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading and applique material)
paint (blue and red numbers "1" material)
overall: 74 3/8 in x 36 1/4 in; 188.9125 cm x 92.075 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Designating Flags
Civil War
Civil War
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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