3rd National Confederate States of America Flag
National was adopted by Congress on March 8, 1865. Flag dimensions
were changed and a red band was sewn across the end of the fly. Almost
all 3rd national flags in existence are simply 2nd national
flags that were modified to appear as 3rd nationals. Therefore
the union (battle flag in corner) was square and not rectangular as
prescribed by law. I
make them with a square union to match those in existence.
the existing War period flags of the earlier patterns, there are
very few survivors of the 1865 version as prescribed by law. Of the
3rd Nationals which do exist, most are the 1863 flag with the fly
shortened and a red bar added."
The Flags of the Confederacy by Devereaux D. Cannon, Jr. St. Lukes
Press & Broadfoot Publishing, 1988
36" x 54" - Price $300
Order Form (doc
file) right click to save, open and complete in word processor
then print. (recommended)
Form (pdf file)
right click to save, print and complete by hand.
60" x 90" - Price $450
for the larger flag:
The canton (battle flag in corner) is 36 inches x 36 inches.
The red band at
the end of the flag is 27 inches wide.
you want the larger flag shipped by UPS add $20 and specify "ship
UPS" on the order form.
pre-washed cotton fabric that flies well and the colors do not run.
The hoist (that part nearest the staff) is sturdy cotton canvas -
whipped eyelets and/or ties - components are sewn, not printed on
the fabric. This flag is handmade by me - not mass produced and
feels and looks like an original. Consequently it cost more than
"sewn component" flags which are "factory" made.