Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi

Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi

Description
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 applique of two crossed swords. Above the cross in the swords is a number "3" stenciled in blue pigment paint. Below the cross in the swords is a number "3" stenciled in red pigment paint. White hoist with no grommets. There is an inscription on each side of the hoist; one side reads "[illegible] 3rd Div Cavalry. Command. Div. of Miss" while the reverse reads "RC Toy 49 n 9th Phila." The flag is machine-stitched.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1890-1897
maker
Robert C. Toy
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading and applique material)
paint (numbers material)
Measurements
overall: 73 1/2 in x 36 3/4 in; 186.69 cm x 93.345 cm
ID Number
AF.25293J
catalog number
25293J
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

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