Star-Spangled Banner, National Museum of American History. The original Star-Spangled Banner, which flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 and inspired the words of our National Anthem, hangs in Flag Hall of the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Archives, MAH-P6427.
This flag was carried by Colonel Stand Watie’s Cherokee Mounted Rifles; the body of the flag is the First National pattern flag of the Confederate States; the canton is blue with eleven white stars in a circle, surrounding five red stars representing the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole); the large red star in the center represents the Cherokee Nation. “Cherokee Braves” is lettered in red in the center of the white stripe. From the Trans Mississippi Museum