Designating Flag, Artillery Brigade, Department of West Virginia


Wool bunting pennant flag. Flag is divided in half down horizontal median; the top half is red and the bottom half is blue. In the center of the flag is an eagle in flight, facing the hoist, with two olive branches and three arrows in its claws. The eagle appears to be stenciled on in white paint. White hoist with no grommets. There is an inscription on each side of the hoist; one side reads "Brg/Art'y Dept of West V[illegible]" while the reverse reads "RC Toy 49 N 9th Phila."

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


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25261BCatalog Number: 25261BAccession Number: 64127

Object Name: flag, designating

Physical Description: wool (overall material)paint (eagle material)


Record Id: nmah_1377635

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