Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 1st Veteran Army Corps

Wool bunting pennant flag. White field with red heptagon applique. The edges of the heptagon are concave and the center is cutout (meaning that the white circle in the center is the ground fabric). White paint outlines red spears (applique fabric) that radiate from the circle to the seven angles of the heptagon. Painted inside the white circle is a green laurel wreath. There are two blue cotton five-point star appliques arranged vertically next to the hoist. White cotton hoist with no grommets. There are two inscriptions on the hoist; the one on the front reads "2ndBrg 1st Veteran Army Corps" while the inscription on the reverse reads "RC Toy 49 N 9th Phila." The flag is machine-stitched.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
Robert C. Toy
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (star appliques and heading material)
paint (laurel and white details material)
overall: 67 3/4 in x 78 in; 172.085 cm x 198.12 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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