Designating Flag, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps

Description:

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a wide yellow border around all sides except the hoist. In the center of the flag is a black cotton cartridge box with a yellow wool oval on the front flap. Painted in black in the oval are the letters "U.S" (there is no period after the "S"). White contrast stitching outlines the cartridge box. Above the cartridge box, written in an arc, is the phrase "FORTY ROUNDS" painted in white letters. Flag is machine-stitched with flat-felled seams using white cotton thread. White cotton hoist with no grommets. Stamped on the hoist is the inscription "[illegible] Brg 3rd Div 15 Army Corps."

Date Made: 1890-1897

Maker: Robert C. Toy

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: FlagsCivil WarRelated Event: Civil War

Subject:

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25245OCatalog Number: 25245OAccession Number: 64127

Object Name: flag, designating

Physical Description: wool (overall material)cotton (part: heading material)paint (part: lettering material)Measurements: overall: 62 in x 47 5/8 in; 157.48 cm x 120.9675 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-de54-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1370683

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