This is a beautifully sewn 2 ply polyester Rebel 38x38 square artillery battle flag. The square battle flag was most commonly used by Confederate infantry, artillery and cavalry units because it was one of the few flags of the Confederacy that was professionally made in large quantities and was most readily available. The Virginia Clothing Depot primarily made uniforms, socks and drawers for the Confederate military, but also produced quite a number of flags, the square battle flag being one of them. Officially, the 38"x38" flag was intended for artillery units. Typically, the unit would take the flag and add their name i.e. 10th Texas, 20th Alabama, etc. and then add the "honors" (major battles in which they fought). Many other confederate military units were presented with flags "from home". In other words, a local merchant or a group of women from the town or county the men in that unit were from, would design and make a flag for their men to carry into battle. Flag presentation ceremonies could be very elaborate social events. There were no two battle flags exactly alike, but this square configuration was definitely the most common and most recognizable.
2 ply polyester is the most durable option for those who fly their flag 24/7. This flag features beautifully embroidered stars and sewn panels with rich, vibrant color.
- Heavy duty construction
- Fade resistant
- Sewn panels and embroidered stars
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Flag size 38" x 38".