Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Department of West Virginia

Wool bunting pennant flag. Red field with a white border on all sides except for the hoist. Painted in the center of the flag is an eagle, in flight, facing the hoist. The eagle clutches and olive branch and three arrows in its talons. Eagle done in white pigment paint after sewing construction. White cotton hoist with no grommets. There is an inscription on each side of the hoist; one side reads "2nd Brg 1st Div Dept. of West Va" while the reverse reads "R C Toy 49 N 9th Phila." Machine stitching; center seam is flat-felled. Three twill tape loops on heading (top, center, and bottom).
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading material)
paint (eagle material)
overall: 59 1/2 in x 43 3/4 in; 151.13 cm x 111.125 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Designating Flags
Civil War
Civil War
Civil War
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Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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