Designating Flag, 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Army Corps

Physical Description:
Wool bunting pennant flag. White field with a wide blue border around all three sides. In the center of the flag is a green shield. On the shield, a white anchor is diagonally crossed with a red cannon (the cannon surmounts the anchor). White or undyed hoist with no grommets. Inscription on hoist reads "9 ARMY CORPS 4 DIV 3 BRIG HORSTMANN, / PHILADELPHIA".
General Description:
Ninth Army Corps (22 July 1862 - 1 August 1865)
The Ninth Army Corps used several different flags during its existence between 22 July 1862 and 1 August 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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1860s
William H. Horstmann & Sons
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
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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