Designating Flag, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps

Description
Physical Description:
Wool bunting pennant flag. White field with a blue shield in the center of the flag. A white anchor is diagonally crossed with a red cannon inside the shield (the cannon surmounts the anchor). White hoist with a metal grommet at either end. Inscription on hoist reads "9th ARMY Corps / 3rd DIV / 1st BRIG From / Wm. F. Sheible / Philada. Pa / Contract. March 23, 1865".
General Description:
Ninth Army Corps (22 July 1862 - 1 August 1865)
The Ninth Army Corps used several different flags during its existence between July 22, 1862 and August 1, 1865. The corps badge, authorized on April 19, 1864, called for the design of a shield on which a fouled anchor lies beneath a cannon. The regulation flag bearing the badge design came into use in the late summer of 1864.
The Corps was commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside from its beginning. It is speculated that the shield represents the seal of the state of Rhode Island, General Burnsides' birthplace, and the fouled anchor refers to the Corp's participation in the Peninsular Campaign.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
1865
contract date
1865-03-23
maker
William F. Scheible
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
metal (grommets material)
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
AF*25239D
catalog number
25239D
accession number
64127
subject
Military
Flags
Civil War
Flags
Civil War
Designating Flags
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Flags
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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