Designating Flag, 1st Brigade, 1st Veteran Army Corps

Wool bunting pennant flag. White field with red heptagon applique in the center of the flag. The sides of the heptagon are concave and the center is cutout in a circle (meaning that the white circle in the center is the ground fabric). Green laurel leaf painted inside the white circle. White paint on applique outlines red spears that radiate from the circle to each of the seven angles in the heptagon. Blue cotton five-point star on center hoist. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the front of the hoist reads "1st Brg 1st Veteran Army Corps." The inscription on the reverse of the hoist reads "R.C. Toy 49.N.9th Phila." The flag is machine-stitched with cotton thread.
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Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading and star applique material)
paint (laurel and details on applique material)
overall: 67 1/2 in x 51 in; 171.45 cm x 129.54 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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Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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