FINE “FRESH TO MARKET” CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG FROM CALDWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
FLAG FROM CALDWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. 28” x 56”, all handsewn, red & white wool bunting bars, blue wool bunting canton & double applique 3.75” cotton stars around 6” central star. This pattern is often associated with Virginia, the 11th Confederate state. Flag is in classic configuration and construction of early CW flags, we can date this flag to mid-1861 most likely due to fly:hoist ratio of 2:1 as flags were made later in 1861, most flags approach ratios of 3:2. Excellent seamstress skill throughout, hand sewing threads are multiply “S” twist, 1” heavy canvas/linen hoist with 5 hand whipped eyelets, fly finished with reinforced sewn edge, top & bottom edges both have selvedge which seamstress planned well. This is a beautiful well preserved surviving classic “Stars & Bars” that has been in North Carolina home since the war.