Designating Flag, Headquarters, 20th Army Corps

Description:

Pre-1863 design. Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a hand-stitched white five-point star in the center of the flag. Hand-stitched into the star is a cotton red number "20" applique. Flag panels are machine-stitched with flat-felled seams. White cotton hoist with a grommet at either end. The inscription on the hoist reads "20TH ARMY/CORPS HEAD QUARTERS." There are extensive losses in the top swallowtail.

Design Date: before 1863

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: FlagsCivil WarRelated Event: Civil War

Subject:

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25279ACatalog Number: 25279AAccession Number: 64127

Object Name: flag, designating

Physical Description: wool (overall material)cotton (part: applique number material)cotton (part: heading material)Measurements: overall: 71 7/8 in x 36 5/8 in; 182.5625 cm x 93.0275 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-db6c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1375089

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