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Hospital Flag

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Title:  

Hospital Flag
Date:
c. 1863

Content Description: 

This US Army Medical Department flag was hung outside of a house, church, barn or post to mark that the structure was being used as a hospital. The flag heading has "E&H" stamped on it. Evans and Hassall was business in Philadelphia that operated from 1859-1866. Army branches were assigned a color; sky blue for infantry, red for artillery, yellow for cavalry, and green for the medical branch.

Physical Description: 

Wool bunting with cotton. 13 7/8" x 28 3/8"

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0006.0011

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