Designating Flag, Headquarters, 1st Veteran Army Corps

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a white heptagon applique in the center of the flag. The sides of the heptagon are concave. Painted in the center of the white applique is a US shield (with red and white stripes below; blue with white stars on top) surrounded by a laurel leaf in green paint. Radiating from the laurel leaf are seven painted black spears that extend to the seven angles of the heptagon. Reinforcement squares at both hoist corners. White cotton hoist with a metal grommet at either end. The inscription on the hoist reads "1ST VETERAN HEADQUARTERS." Machine-stitched seams.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading material)
paint (applique details material)
overall: 83 in x 42 1/2 in; 210.82 cm x 107.95 cm
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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