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

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Horizontal bicolor design. The top of the flag is red; the bottom half of the flag is blue. In the center of the flag is a white cotton machine-stitched 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. There is an inscription on both sides of the hoist; one side reads "2nd Brg 2nd Div Cavalry. Command Div. of Miss" while the reverse reads "RC Toy 49 N 9th Phila." The flag is machine-stitched.
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: 72 1/2 in x 36 1/4 in; 184.15 cm x 92.075 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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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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