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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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