Designating Flag, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps


Physical Description:

Wool bunting rectangular flag. Blue field with a large white cotton cross bottony in the center of the flag. White cotton hoist with a grommet at each end. The inscription on the hoist reads "18TH ARMY/CORPS 2ND DIVISION." Machine and hand stitching; flat-felled seams.

General Description:

Eighteenth Army Corps (24 December 1862 - 2 December 1864)

The Eighteenth Army Corps badge was issued in General Orders No. 108 on 25 August 1864, a cross with foliate sides. Prior to this order, the Eighteenth Corps had its own designating flag system, with headquarters flag 6' x 6', a red field bearing the white number "18".

The Eighteenth Corps was first to create a brigade strength African American unit. On December 3, 1864, the black soldiers of the Eighteenth and the soldiers of the Tenth Army Corps formed the new Twenty-Fifth Corps. The remaining soldiers in the Eighteenth joined those in the old fifth Army Corps to make up the new Twenty-Fourth Corps.

Date Made: ca 1864

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: FlagsCivil WarRelated Event: Civil War


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Civil War, Military, Designating Flags, Flags


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: U.S. War Department

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25277CCatalog Number: 25277CAccession Number: 64127

Object Name: flag, designating

Physical Description: wool (overall material)cotton (part: applique material)cotton (part: heading material)Measurements: overall: 71 in x 56 in; 180.34 cm x 142.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1372915

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