Designating Flag, 4th Division, 9th Army Corps

Description
Physical Description:
Wool bunting rectangular flag. White field with a large green shield in the center of the flag. On the shield is a red cannon diagonally crossed with a white anchor (the cannon surmounts the anchor). The anchor and cannon are cotton and appliqued to the crest. Two reinforcement patches of fabric on the hoist--one on each corner. White hoist with no grommets. Inscription on hoist reads "9 ARMY CORPS 1 Div 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1860s
maker
William H. Horstmann & Sons
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (appliques material)
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
AF*25270C
catalog number
25270C
accession number
64127
subject
Military
Flags
Designating Flags
Civil War
Flags
Civil War
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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