Designating Flag, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Department of West Virginia

Wool bunting pennant flag. White field with blue border around all three sides. In the center of the flag is an eagle, in flight, with an olive branch and three arrows in its talons. The eagle is painted in black pigment. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the front of the flag's hoist reads "3rd Brg 2nd Div Dept. of West Va." The inscription on the reverse of the hoist reads "R C Toy 49 N 9th Phila." Twill tape loops at either end of heading. Flat-felled seam down center of flag.
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: 55 5/8 in x 47 5/8 in; 141.2875 cm x 120.9675 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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Civil War
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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