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Civil War 3ft x 5ft Nylon

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NYLON CONFEDERATE 1ST NATIONAL FLAGNobleWares Image of Civil War 3ft x 5ft Nylon Confederate 1st National Flag 060268 made in the USA 060268
This first official Confederate National Flag (also called the "Stars and Bars") flew from 1861 to 1863. When the flag was first raised over the capitol building in Montgomery, it contained 7 stars that represented the 7 states of the Confederacy. Because it bore an obvious resemblance to the Stars and Stripes, as the war dragged on, many Confederates became frustrated with the design. Soldiers also found that it was hard to tell the CSA and USA flags apart amid the smoke and confusion of an 1860s battlefield. As more states seceded, more stars were needed. Eventually, 13 states joined the Confederacy and a 2nd National flag was created in 1863.
Made with 100% nylon, known for its weather resistance, this historic Civil War Confederate 1st National Flag is of 100% printed nylon which allows excellent durability and resistance to fading. Finished with a strong canvas heading and two sturdy brass grommets for enhanced durability and security on the flagpole. This 3'x5' Confederate flag has excellent fly-ability; requires low winds to fly. Looks great indoors or outdoors. Made in the USA.
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100% weather resistant Printed Nylon
Rich, Vibrant Colors Resistant to Fading
3' tall x 5' wide
Strong Canvas Heading

Durable Brass Grommets
7 Printed Stars, Red White & Blue Field
Color matched Stitching

Made in USA
Over the course of the flag's use by the Confederacy, additional stars were added to the flag's canton, eventually taking the total number of stars on the flag from seven to thirteen. The total of thirteen stars reflected the Confederacy's claims or anticipation of admitting Kentucky and Missouri into the Confederacy.

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The Stars and Bars, which the Confederate Congress had adopted in March 1861 because it resembled the once-beloved Stars and Stripes, proved impractical and even dangerous on the battlefield because of that resemblance. However, it was the only confederate flag that actually saw combat use from the beginning to the very end of the Civil War.
In this In4 video segment, Historian Greg Briggs explains the various types of flags used by both sides during the Civil War. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. To learn more visit
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