Designating Flag, Headquarters, 1st Veteran Army Corps

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a white applique in center of the flag. The applique is a circle with seven fan-leaf shapes radiating from the circle; the edges of these spokes are concave. The overall effect is that of a heptagon. Painted on the applique is a US shield (bottom is red and white stripes; top is blue with stars) surrounded by green laurel leaves. White spears radiating from circle applique in between the fan-leaves (the spears are the ground fabric and are outlined by black paint). White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the front side of the hoist reads "Corps Headquarters 1st Veterans Army Corps." The inscription on the reverse of the hoist reads "R.C Toy 49 N. 9th Phila." Machine-stitched seams.
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Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading material)
paint (applied decoration material)
overall: 84 1/2 in x 47 1/2 in; 214.63 cm x 120.65 cm
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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