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Designating Flag, Headquarters, 15th Army Corps

Designating Flag, Headquarters, 15th Army Corps

Rectangular wool bunting flag. The flag is divided into four equal quarters: the upper hoist union is red, the upper fly union is white, the lower hoist union is yellow; the lower fly union is blue. There is a black cartridge box painted in the center of the flag. On the front flap of the box is a yellow oval with the letters "U.S." Above the cartridge box are the words "FORTY ROUNDS" painted in black letters in an arc. The hoist corners have square reinforcements. There is a yellow wool fringe around all sides except the hoist. White cotton hoist with a grommet at each end. Stamped on the hoist is an inscription that reads "15TH ARMY CORPS HEADQUARTERS." Machine-stitched with flat-felled seams.
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Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: heading material)
paint (part: applied decoration material)
overall: 64 3/4 in x 56 3/4 in; 164.465 cm x 144.145 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
Civil War
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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