This is a beautiful little antique, original period First National Flag that was probably fabricated specifically for a soldier or supporter of the Confederacy. This is the type of flag that was carried by lower ranking officers and often tied to the interior or exterior of their tents. Some were also displayed proudly in the windows and interiors of business establishments and/or government buildings. It is in excellent condition and measures roughly 3' X 4 & 1/2'. It has never been equipt with a fly but has period string tied to the two upper corners. It is vibrant with color, shows no damage due to age or other factors and comes with a letter from noted flag authority Greg Biggs. He notes that the fabric and threading materials used are period as is the style of construction and that everything about the flag is consistent with a Civil War period Confederate Flag, showing no evidence of late construction from fragmented cloth or thread. This is a flag of virtually perfect size, a great candidate for framing on the wall of a collector room and is as real as it gets.