Confederate First National silk flag

 

hand-sewn with red thread with 11 painted five-pointed stars in ring on blue canton, red edging at fly, salmon pink bars on fly and one white silk bar, each 7″, 6.5″ and 6.75″ high, 20.25″ x 36″. This flag would date from between June of 1861 and Dec. of 1861 (Tennessee seceded in June). This flag has a period ink signature in lower right corner, which appears to read Mollie or N-llie, likely the name of the maker or presenter of this flag. This flag is accompanied by a signed document of examination of this flag from Howard Michael Madaus, C.W. Vexillological Services, including a detailed typed description of this flag and his comparison with other Confederate First Nationals he has personally examined and his conclusions that this is a martial flag from the period.

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