Designating Flag, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac

Rectangular wool bunting pennant flag. Blue field with a white applique of two crossed swords hand-stitched to the center of the flag. Reinforcement squares at both hoist corners. White hoist is machine- and hand-stitched and has a metal grommet at either end. The inscription on the hoist reads "CAVALRY 2ND DIVISION." The flag is machine-stitched with flat-felled panel seams.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading and applique material)
overall: 72 1/2 in x 55 1/2 in; 184.15 cm x 140.97 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
related event
Civil War
See more items in
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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