FL11-B CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 1ST NATIONAL FLAG 3' X 5' 100% polyester with two metal eyelets in bold colors double stitched hem around the edge suitable for indoors or light outside use.
This flag was adopted but never officially enacted. For twenty five days the Confederate States of America had no officially approved flag. In their haste to have a flag prepared for the flag raising ceremony on March 4, 1861, congress neglected to formally enact a flag law. When this flag was first raised over the capitol building in Montgomery, it contained seven stars, representing the Confederate States. By the third week of May two or more stars were added representing Virginia and Arkansas. In July the addition of North Carolina and Tennessee increased the number to eleven and finally the admission of Kentucky and Missouri in December brought the circle of stars to thirteen. During battle this flag was sometimes confused with the Union Stars and Stripes, therefore it was replaced by the 2nd National flag in 1863.