BlazingChevhell Posted October 23, 2004 Report Share Posted October 23, 2004 First National CSA FlagThe First National Flag of the Confederate States of America flew from 1861 to 1863.Second National CSA FlagThe Second National Flag of the Confederacy was adopted in March, 1863, primarily to remove all similarities shared by the First National Flag (Stars and Bars) and the United States flag. This flag's long white field often made it look like a surrender flag in the midst of battle. It flew over Fort Sumter until the Confederate evacuation of Charleston in February, 1865. This flag also draped Stonewall Jackson's Casket.Third and Final CSA FlagAdopted by the Confederacy on March 4, 1865, this flag was not used much. It was designed to reduce the possibility of being mistaken for a surrender flag . For this purpose, a red stripe was added to the fly end of the flag. Today this stripe has come to symbolize the blood shed by Confederates during the war.This is the Battle Flag so often mistaken as the CSA National FlagDesigned by General P.G.T. Beauregard to fly primarily with land troops in battle, this flag was usually square in shape. This flag became the canton, or upper corner, of the Second and Third National Flags.In my research I have never come across a Blue CSA flag and would like to see this. If Brian has access to a photo of this please let me know.And if they do omit the flag form the movie car, may the producers be taught a lesson my a division of the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy!Thanks,Brian(Not another one!) BlazingChevHell Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.