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Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Cavalry Command, Department of the Cumberland

Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Cavalry Command, Department of the Cumberland

Wool bunting pennant flag. Blue field with a wide yellow border around all three sides. In the center of the flag is a white applique of two crossed swords. The number "2" is stenciled on top of the crossed swords in red paint. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "2nd Brg 4th Div'n Cavalry. Command." The flag is machine-stitched with flat-felled panel seams.
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
Robert C. Toy
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (part: heading material)
paint (part: number "2" material)
overall: 64 7/8 in x 44 1/2 in; 164.7825 cm x 113.03 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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