George Washington's Commander in Chief Flag - 5' x 3'
Chosen unanimously by Congress on June 19th of 1775, George Washington would accept the role of leading the Continental Army against the British, along with the title Commander in Chief.
Only a few weeks later would he assume full command – on July 3rd, 1775, in Cambridge, Massachusetts – as the Continental Army began surrounding the British Army in Boston.
As the Commander in Chief, Washington followed the typical European tradition of having a personal flag designed for his role and title – as monarchs, generals, and other leading officials often had during this period.
The completed flag would have been located anywhere General Washington was present, whether on the battlefield, stationed at his headquarters, or on the march; for this reason, the Commander in Chief Flag is also commonly referred to as the Washington's Headquarter Flag.
Made in America with modern materials, this rendition of the Commander in Chief flag has been recreated from its historical roots, while designed to endure outdoor elements.
Featuring the original's 13 defining six-pointed stars, the design carries a symbolic honor, and is an ode to George Washington – both as the first U.S. President, and as the leader of the Continental Army.
Construction from dense, 100% Nylon fabric, resistant to UV radiation and fading
- Double-sided printed design (non-embroidered stars)
Hand fitted, double seams with reinforced top and bottom hem stitching
2 Brass rivets for attaching to halyard rope
- 5' x 3' flat size
- Packed in a plain presentation box, ideal for gift wrapping and storage