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

Description
Wool bunting pennant flag. Blue field with a white border around all sides except the hoist. 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 white pigment paint and faces the hoist of the flag. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "2nd Brg 3rd Div Dept. of. West Va." The flag has machine-stitching and flat-felled seams.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
maker
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading material)
paint (eagle material)
Measurements
overall: 58 1/2 in x 42 1/4 in; 148.59 cm x 107.315 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
AF*25261M
catalog number
25261M
accession number
64127
subject
Military
Flags
Designating Flags
Civil War
Flags
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Flags
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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