Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi

Description:

Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Horizontal bicolor design. The top of the flag is red; the bottom half of the flag is blue. In the center of the flag is a white cotton machine-stitched applique of two crossed swords. Above the cross in the swords is a number "2" stenciled in blue pigment paint. Below the cross in the swords is a number "2" stenciled in red pigment paint. White hoist with no grommets. There is an inscription on both sides of the hoist; one side reads "2nd Brg 2nd Div Cavalry. Command Div. of Miss" while the reverse reads "RC Toy 49 N 9th Phila." The flag is machine-stitched.

Date Made: ca 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.25293GCatalog Number: 25293GAccession Number: 64127

Object Name: flag, designating

Physical Description: wool (overall material)cotton (applique material)paint (numbers "2" material)Measurements: overall: 72 1/2 in x 36 1/4 in; 184.15 cm x 92.075 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-0325-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1377455

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