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

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 "3" is painted in each star. White hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "3rd Brg 3rd Div Dept of West Va."
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
paint (numbers "3" material)
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
related event
Civil War
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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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