Custer Cotton Flag 3 x 5 ft.

$69.95

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Description

The personal battle flag of General Custer, the most famous U.S. Cavalry Officer in American history, this flag was handmade by his wife Elizabeth ‘Libbie’ Custer during the final days of the Civil War and brought to him on the battlefield. Delivered on horseback by one of his staff and unfurled in the fury of the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House on March 31st, 1865, it was in Custer’s hand as he leaped his horse over Pickett’s breastworks the next day. Custer carried this flag with him throughout his career, though he later used copies while on the march. One was with him at the Battle of Big Horn. The original by his wife survives to this day.

FLAG QUALITY AND USES
 
 
Premium Quality
Construction: Cotton Authentic
 
– Beautiful, full textured and striking
– Cotton weave looks, feels and moves properly
– Designs are embroidered
– Attaches easily to any flag pole
 
Note on the reverse (backs) of flags: It is standard traditional flag construction that images, words and other adornments on a flag are “backwards” when viewed from behind. It is not correct to sew two standard flags back-to-back in order for them to read the same from both directions.
 
RECOMENDED USES:
 
– Re-enactment, historical drama
– Indoor displays, Museums
– Honor Guards, Color guards*
– Caskets,  Memorials, Funerals
– Official Uses, diplomatic display
 
(NOTE: Not for outdoor or wet use. *May be too heavy for long term marching use. See Nylon flags for lighter alternatives.)

Additional information

Weight 2 oz