Pattern: N/A flag; red field, white Latin cross; silk.
Stars: Twelve silk; 5-pointed.
Border: 1 3/4" white silk on 3 sides, 1/2" white silk tape on 3 sides, 1 1/4" red silk border on hoist edge.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
|Dimensions||H-21.5 W-29.75 inches|
|Owned||Dabney Herndon Maury|
|Made||ladies of Mobile, Alabama|
|Event||Battle of Fort Blakely|
Headquarters flag of Dabney H. Maury. Made by the Ladies of Mobile, Alabama, for Gen. Maury's Headquarters and used during the siege of Mobile, March-April 1865.
"This flag was made by the ladies of Mobile for my headquarters flag, and after the battle of Mobile (12 April 1865) was brought off with the army of Mobile with headquarters April 12 1865."
"Confederate battle flag made by the ladies of Mobile - brought away with us when on April 12 1865 we marched out of that place after having held it 3 weeks against Canby's army of 60,000 men and the fleet of Admiral Farragut. We had only 4,500 men left."
Maury, Dabney Herndon
unidentified women of Mobile, Alabama
Siege of Mobile