Designating Flag, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Department of West Virginia

Description:

Wool bunting pennant flag. Blue field with a white border around all three sides. In the center of the flag is an eagle, in flight, with an olive branch and three arrows in its talons. The eagle is painted in white and black pigment paint and faces the hoist of the flag. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "3rd Brg 3rd Div Dept. of. West Va." 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:

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

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25261NCatalog Number: 25261NAccession Number: 64127

Object Name: flag, designating

Physical Description: wool (overall material)cotton (heading material)paint (eagle material)Measurements: overall: 48 1/2 in x 55 3/8 in; 123.19 cm x 140.6525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-ce31-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1377690

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.