Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 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 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."
Location
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)
Measurements
overall: 74 3/8 in x 36 1/4 in; 188.9125 cm x 92.075 cm
ID Number
AF*25293D
catalog number
25293D
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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