Designating Flag, Wilson's Cavalry Corps

Description
Wool bunting swallowtail flag. White field with painted motif. Painted in the center of the flag is a red swallowtail banner depicting gold (yellow paint) crossed swords. The banner hangs from a painted chain. Painted above the banner is a yellow rifle. Reinforcement squares at both hoist corners. White cotton hoist with a metal grommet at either end. The inscription on the hoist reads "WILSONS CAVALRY ARMY/CORPS." The flag is machine stitched.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading material)
paint (applied decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 72 5/8 in x 36 3/4 in; 184.4675 cm x 93.345 cm
ID Number
AF.25327C
catalog number
25327C
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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