|NYLON CONFEDERATE 1ST NATIONAL FLAG 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.
• 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 Fields
• 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.