Confederate States Marine Corps Flag 3×5 2-Ply Polyester

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Confederate Marines 1st National Style Heavy-Duty Sewn Polyester 3×5 Flag

The Confederate States Marine Corps flag consists of a standard 1st National Confederate seven-star flag with a stylized letter “M” within the circle of stars and was used by the Confederate Marines as their colors during the American Civil War.

Made of 2-ply polyester which is the most durable option for those who fly their flag 24/7. This flag features beautifully embroidered stars and lettering, sewn panels with rich, vibrant color. All of the artwork is visible on both sides of the flag and the letter reads correctly from one side only.

  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Fade-resistant
  • Sewn panels with embroidered lettering and stars
  • Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
  • 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
  • Flag size: 3’x5′

History of the Confederate Marines

The Confederate States Marine Corps was a small branch of the Confederate military authorized to consist of only around 1000 enlisted men and a few dozen officers although no more than 600 were ever in service at the same time and only a total of around 1200 men served in the CSMC during the entire war. The Marines were organized into lettered companies and served on naval warships and at Confederate Navy outposts throughout the south at shipyards and ports. The Confederate States Marine Corps was established by the Confederate Congress on March 16th, 1861. The first time Confederate Marines saw action was in March of 1862 aboard the CSS Virginia at the battle of Hampton Roads, also known as the battle of the ironclads. The CSMC detachments that were assigned to major warships participated in special operations such as the capture of the USS Underwriter and USS Water Witch as well as the sea-based amphibious operation from CSS Savannah to evacuate a Confederate Garrison being bombarded at Fort Beauregard on Phillips Island, South Carolina. The Marines were also used to build and man shore batteries at Richmond and Savannah where they successfully turned back Union gunboats. The Marines that were remaining in the closing days of the Civil War were found mostly gathered together in Richmond Virginia attempting to support the final desperate defenses of the south. Their last action of the war was to serve alongside a Confederate naval brigade in the Battle of Saylers Creek where they fought with distinction. The last CSMC unit surrendered on April 9th, 1865 just three days after the Confederate loss at Saylers Creek.

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Weight 14.0038 oz