Designating Flag, Headquarters, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac

Description
Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a white cotton applique of two crossed swords in the center of the flag. A red cotton applique of the letter "C" sits over the right sword and is surmounted by the left sword. Reinforcement squares at either hoist corner. White cotton hoist with a metal grommet at either end. The inscription on the hoist reads "CAVALRY HEAD QUARTERS." The flag is machine-stitched.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (applique material)
Measurements
overall: 70 7/8 in x 36 1/4 in; 180.0225 cm x 92.075 cm
ID Number
AF*25327F
catalog number
25327F
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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