Confederate General RE Lee HQ Flag

  • American Civil War
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Most Army Commanders used “personal” flags and colors to identify themselves on the battlefield. This custom arose out of The Middle Ages. One famous one was used by Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Headquarters Flag he used was based on the traditional First National Flag of The Confederacy (or The Stars and Bars). In the upper left corner (Canton), was placed 13-white Stars – arranged in a dome-shaped device. It is unclear as to why Lee (or the flag maker) – chose the unusual dome design. Some speculate that the symbol is linked to the biblical “Arc of The Covenant”. The Headquarters Flag was never captured and survived the War.