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Designating Flag, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps

Designating Flag, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps

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Wool bunting pennant flag. White field with yellow fringe on all edges except for the hoist. In the center of the flag is a blue cotton applique of three arrows; two arrows are crossed diagonally and the third arrow horizontally bisects these two. White cotton canvas hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "3rd Div 3rd Brg 17 Army Corps R.C. Toy 49 N. 9th Phila." Applique, fringe, and flag panels are machine-stitched. Panels have flat-felled seams.
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Object Name
flag, designating
date made
Robert C. Toy
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: applique material)
canvas (part: heading material)
overall: 44 1/4 in x 42 in; 112.395 cm x 106.68 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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