The southern battle flag should be viewed as the symbol of the civil war

The Confederate flag has to go. Inthe state required that the cross bottony be the only ornament mounted above the flag. With the abolition of slavery and the opening of the Union ranks to black soldiers, many African Americans saw the flag in a new light, as a symbol of freedom and the promise of citizenship.

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The Army of Northern Virginia battle flag assumed a prominent place post-war when it was adopted as the copyrighted emblem of the United Confederate Veterans. The flag has also periodically been flown by the Ku Klux Klan -- though to be fair, so has the United States flag.

Since the firing upon the "Star of the West" took place less than three weeks after the Ordinances of Session were adopted by South Carolina, this may have been caused by a verbal description being misinterpreted before standardization could occur.

Later versions had white borders all around. Johnston also specified the various sizes to be used by different types of military units. The ultimate defeat of the Confederacy ensured that the Union, and its flag, would survive.

The units from Louisiana and Texas adopted the Bonnie Blue as their official banner of the Confederacy. The Southerners were the cruel masters of the slaves, fighting to keep their wicked slavery ideals. President Jefferson Davis arrived by train at Fairfax Station soon after and was shown the design for the new battle flag at the Ratcliffe House.

Modern display of the Confederate flag

The Battle Flag Often referred to as "The" battle flag of the Confederacy it was the design that was the basis of more than separate Confederate military battle flags. The same report found that the integration of the battle flag into the Georgia state flag in was racially motivated.

The flag act of did not state what the white symbolized and advocates offered various interpretations. The other remaining flags of this pattern have no red corners. During the Atlanta Campaign, the units participated in some of the hardest fighting of the war. Although they were represented in the Confederate Congress for the duration of its meetings, and had shadow governments made up of deposed former state politicians, neither state was ever fully controlled or administered by the Confederacy.

The crosses can still be seen on the tombstones of Confederate soldiers in the state and are prominently displayed on monuments to Marylanders at the Gettysburg battlefield. It was immediately popular and became an unofficial state symbol.

Also some rockabilly fans hold the Confederate flag as their emblem. The vast majority of whites thought that the flag was a symbol of Southern pride, while a majority of blacks thought it was a symbol of racism.

The Confederate "Army of Tennessee" was named after the state, the Union "Army of the Tennessee" was named after the river, much to the confusion of history students ever since. The 3rd Regiment became mounted in and would serve in Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama. A divisive symbol A poll of Southerners was the first to ask what the Confederate flag symbolized to the public.

The Flag in the Civil War

The blue color in the saltire the diagonal crosshowever, is much lighter than on the national flag or the battle flag. The battle flag is the most recognized Confederate flag—the most widely recognized of all flags of the Civil War apart from Old Glory—and has become the single most identifiable symbol of the Confederacy.

Some examples were also used as unit battle flags until the South surrendered on April 9th. Inthe General Assembly made it the official flag. Blacks and whites also disagreed on the actions that should be taken regarding the Confederate flag and other monuments to the Confederacy.

A symbol of rebels is on most Md. tags Cross indicated Confederate leanings during Civil War

Today, it is more likely to be a rectangle than a square. Formerly, the Reserve Corps at Shiloh, it was the only command at the Battle of Shiloh without standardized battle flags and in May ofthe division adopted these flags and continued to use them into McCown was of Scottish descent, which probably explains the design of his battle flag for his division: Most famously, the " Bonnie Blue Flag " was used as an unofficial flag during the early months of I also came to college thinking the Confederate flag was and is an evil symbol of hate.

The red vertical stripe was proposed by Major Arthur L. The flag is made of fine blue silk with a series of ornate, white scrolls in the center. Later, several other Confederate battle flags from the Trans-Mississippi Department, also thought to be of Cuban manufacture, displayed the same color reversal.

Many soldiers wrote home about the ceremony and the impression the flag had upon them, the "fighting colors" boosting morale after the confusion at the Battle of First Manassas.Jun 22,  · Georgia's flag incorporated the Confederate battle flag in a design flown between until Motorists in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia can request a license plate with a Sons of Confederate Veterans logo, based on the Confederate battle flag.

The display of flags used by and associated with the Confederate States of America (–) has continued, with a long interruption, into the present day, with the "Southern cross" used in the battle flag of General Robert E.

Lee's Army of Northern Virginia gaining the most popular recognition as a modern symbol of the Confederacy, and by extension, the Southern United States in general. The Flag in the Civil War Share Photos and Stories. The attack on Fort Sumter, South Carolina in April launched the nation into civil war and brought about lasting changes in how Americans viewed and used the Star-Spangled Banner.

An article in Saturday's editions incorrectly referred to the battle flag reproduced on Maryland license plates for members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans as the Stars and Bars.

The Stars and. What is the Confederate flag? The flag is based on battle flags used by a number of armies in the American civil war between Southern slave-owning states and rest of the Union in the north.

Confederate Flag

The most well known was the banner flown by General Lee 's Army of Northern Virginia. The battle flag is the most recognized Confederate flag—the most widely recognized of all flags of the Civil War apart from Old Glory—and has become the single most identifiable symbol of the Confederacy.

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