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3ft. x 5ft. General Lee Headquarters Flag

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The 3 x 5 ft. General Lee's Headquarters flag is made of heavyweight SolarGuard nylon. Finished with two rows of stitching on top and bottom and four rows on the fly end and has a strong canvas header and brass grommets. Made in the U.S.A.

The History Behind General Lee's Headquarters Flag

The General Lee's Headquarters Flag was made for General Robert E. Lee by his wife, Mary Anna Custis Lee the great-granddaughter of Martha Custis Washington, George Washington's Wife. This unique flag became the symbol of his headquarters throughout the Civil War. It is a variation of the Stars and Bars, with a different star pattern. It is said that the pattern was a tribute to the Ark of the Covenant. It was used by Confederates to track Lee's position on the field, which was often closer to the front lines then many of them were comfortable with. As the personal banner of the South's brilliant top general, the original, upon which this is based, is preserved in the Museum of the Confederacy.