Designating Flag, 1st Brigade, 2nd 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 white. In the center of the flag is a blue cotton applique of two crossed swords. Above the cross in the swords is a number "2" stenciled in blue pigment paint. Below the cross in the swords is a number "2" stenciled in red pigment paint. White hoist with no grommets; rope threaded through hoist. There is an inscription on each side of the hoist; one side reads "1st Brg 2nd Div Cavalry Command Div. of Miss" while the reverse reads "RC Toy 49 n 9th Phila."
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (applique material)
paint (numbers "2" material)
overall: 75 1/2 in x 36 1/2 in; 191.77 cm x 92.71 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Designating Flags
Civil War
Civil War
Civil War
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Civil War
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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