General Maury's headquarters flag
Original Author: Women of Mobile, Alabama
Created: ca. 1863
Medium: Flag
Publisher: The Museum of the Confederacy

General Maury’s headquarters flag

This silk flag made for Confederate general Dabney Herndon Maury by women in Mobile, Alabama, features a Christian theme with its prominent white Latin cross. As commander of the District of the Gulf in the Civil War's last two years, Maury became known for his tenacious defense of the port of Mobile, Alabama. This flag was flown at the general's headquarters during the siege of Mobile. The city finally fell to Union forces on April 12, 1865.