COTTON SQUARE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG HCB33C
This is formally called the "battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia," which was the Confederate army commanded by Robert E. Lee. When carried in battle during the Civil War, more often than not it was square in shape rather than rectangular. Though this flag was never an official flag of the Confederate States of America, the "Rebel flag" is quite distinctive and memorable when compared to the official flags adopted by the Confederacy during the war.
This Confederate battle flag is made of a quality cotton with appliqued stars. Finished with a strong canvas heading, lock stitched hems and two sturdy brass grommets, this Square 38" x 38" Confederate Battle Flag is perfect for authentic reenactments, film, theatre, and Civil War themed occasions. This historic flag looks great indoors on display or outdoors on the battlefield.
Although the battle flag, whether square or rectangular, was never an official flag of the Confederate States of America, it is the most recognizable design and has become known as "the Confederate flag" to most.
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 http://www.civilwar.org/