It was called the Southern Cross.
It was also called the Cross of St. Andrew who was the patron saint of the Scots. When it came his time to be crucified, he did not feel worthy of a cross like Jesus’ so he asked for and received an “X” shaped cross.
It was after First Manassas (The Yankees call it Bull Run). General Jackson asked of President Davis, “Sir, give me 10,000 men and I will occupy Washington tomorrow.” Davis declined and later admitted that it was his greatest error. — jtl, 419
The confusion caused by the similarity in the flags of the Union and the Confederacy was of great concern to Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard after the first Battle of Manassas. He suggested that that the Confederate national flag be changed to something completely different, in order to avoid confusion in battles in the future. However, this idea was rejected by the Confederate government. Beauregard then suggested that there should be two flags. One, the National flag, and the second one being a battle flag, with the battle flag being completely different from the United States flag.
- The first National flag design looked too much like the Union Flag and caused confusion in commanding armies in maneuvers.
- The second one looked too much like a surrender flag when there was no breeze and it was hanging limply..
A vertical red bar was added to the third and final version of the Confederate national flag.
The Confederate Battle Flag was never a National Flag of the Confederacy. It was carried into battle by several armies such as the Army Of Northern Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. It was also used as a Naval Jack by the Confederate Navy.
The Battle Flag was not called the Stars and Bars. It was called the Southern Cross.
The original Battle Flag design was a square flag and not a rectangle.
No Confederate flag was ever flown on a slave ship. English, Dutch, Portuguese, and the New England States ships were used in the slave trade.
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moral right to use this flag – it is a flag of honor, designed by the confederacy to distinguish itself from the Union.
In fact, under attack, it still flies over the South Carolina capitol building. The South denies any relation to these hate groups and denies them the right to use the flags of the confederacy for any purpose. The crimes committed by these groups under the stolen banner of the confederacy only exacerbate the lies which link the secession to slavery interests when, from a Southerner’s view, the cause was to distinguish itself from the Union.
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