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Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac

Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac

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Wool bunting pennant flag. White field with an orange (or faded red) cotton applique of two crossed swords in the center of the flag. On the hoist edge of the flag is a wide blue border. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the hoist reads "[illegible] Phila CAVALRY Corps Army POTOMAC 2nd Brg 1st Div." Machine stitching; flat-felled panel seams.
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Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
Robert C. Toy
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading material)
cotton (applique material)
overall: 68 7/8 in x 53 in; 174.9425 cm x 134.62 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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