Designating Flag, Headquarters, 3rd Army Corps

Description
Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a large white hand-stitched diamond in the center of the flag. A red cotton number "3" is hand-stitched to the white diamond. White cotton canvas heading with a metal grommet at either end. Flag panels and hoist are machine stitched. Flag panels have flat-felled seams. Stitched using brown, white, and undyed cotton thread. Inscription on hoist reads "3RD ARMY/CORP HEADQUARTERS".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1876
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading and number applique material)
metal (grommets material)
Measurements
overall: 70 1/2 in x 35 3/4 in; 179.07 cm x 90.805 cm
ID Number
AF*25264A
catalog number
25264A
accession number
64127
subject
Flags
Civil War
related event
Civil War
Centennial Exposition
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Flags
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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