The first official flag of the Confederacy, called the Stars and Bars, was flown from March 5, 1861 to May 26, 1863. The very first national flag of the Confederacy was designed by Prussian artist Nicola Marschall in Marion, Alabama. The Stars and Bars flag was adopted March 4, 1861 in Montgomery, Alabama and raised over the dome of that first Confederate Capitol. Marschall also designed the Confederate uniform. The 1st Confederate 3'x5' polyester flag has 2 brass grommets for attaching to your flag pole. Flag is printed and has 7 stars in the field which is the original 1st Confederate flag.