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Designating Flag, Headquarters, 18th Army Corps

Designating Flag, Headquarters, 18th Army Corps

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Wool bunting swallowtail flag. Blue field with a white cotton cross bottony in the center of the flag. In the center of the cross is a red cotton number "18". White cotton hoist with a grommet at each end. An inscription on the hoist reads "18TH ARMY/CORPS HEAD QUARTERS." Machine and hand stitching; flat-felled seams.
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Object Name
flag, designating
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: applique material)
cotton (part: heading material)
overall: 70 3/4 in x 39 3/4 in; 179.705 cm x 100.965 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
U.S. War Department
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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