Designating Flag, Headquarters, 5th Army Corps

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a white Maltese cross in the center of the flag. Inside the cross is a red number "5", most likely done in pigment paint. White hoist with no grommets. Inscription on hoist reads "Head Quarters 5 Army Corps".
Headquarters Flag of the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac, 1864 to 1865
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
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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