This flag served as the headquarters flag for Confederate general Robert E. Lee from June 1862 until the summer of 1863. Believed to have been sewn by Lee’s wife, Mary Custis Lee and the couple’s daughters, its design is similar to the First National Flag, or the “Stars and Bars,” which featured red and white horizontal bars and white stars on a blue canton. The Stars and Bars looked so similar to the United States flag it confused Confederate forces into firing on their own men at the First Battle of Manassas (1861).
3x5ft polyester flag has header tape and 2 metal grommets. Flag is dye-sublimated with beautiful bold colors. Printed on one side all the way through the fabric. Double-stitched around all edges with 4 rows of stitching on fly edge.