States 3rd National Coffin Flag
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 inches x 90 inches - Price $450
(battle flag in corner) is 36 inches x 36 inches.
band at the end of the flag is 27 inches wide.
you want it shipped by UPS add $20 and specify "ship UPS" on the
National was adopted by the Confederate States Congress on March
8, 1865 and was signed into law by President Jefferson
Davis. Flag dimensions were changed and a red band was sewn
across the end of the fly. The new law specified a
rectangular battle flag canton.
all original 3rd national flags in existence are simply 2nd
national flags with a square canton that were modified to
appear as 3rd nationals by adding a red bar across the end of
the flag. Therefore the canton (battle flag in
corner) was square rather than rectangular as prescribed by the
make them with a square
canton to match the majority of original flags which
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
pre-washed cotton fabric. The hoist (that part nearest the
staff) is sturdy cotton canvas with whipped eyelets (you can get
brass grommets if you request them - no extra charge). ALL
components are sewn, not printed nor painted 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"
foreign made flags which are "factory" made.