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

Description
Post March 23, 1864 design. Rectangular wool bunting flag. The flag is divided into three sections by a large white bend that runs from the top hoist to the bottom fly. The top section, on the fly, is a red field (triangle-shaped). The bottom section, on the hoist, is a blue field (also triangle-shaped). Running in a diagonal line on the middle section (the white bend) are three blue five-point stars. A white number "2" is painted inside each star. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "2nd Brg 3rd Div Dept of. West Va." The flag is machine-stitched.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1890-1897
maker
Robert C. Toy
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading material)
paint (numbers "2" material)
Measurements
overall: 73 1/2 in x 54 1/2 in; 186.69 cm x 138.43 cm
ID Number
AF.25286B
catalog number
25286B
accession number
64127
subject
Flags
Civil War
related event
Civil War
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Civil War
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Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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