Nickname for confederate battle flag?
If you mean the most well known of the Confederate flags (red background with 13 white stars on navy blue, piped white diagonal stripes) I think it was just called 'the battle flag' - The Confederates had to introduce this new design part way into the civil war because their earlier flag 'the stars and bars' looked too much like the Union 'stars and stripes' - causing confusion in the smoke of battle! The Confederates had three official 'national flags' preceded by an unofficial one called 'the bonnie blue flag' which was a sigle white star on black background - i.e. the south under one star. The 3 national flags were 'the stars and bars' 'the stainless banner' and the 'third national flag' - these either looked too much like the Union flag - or in the case of the 'stainless' had so much white that they looked like a flag of surrender! hence the introduction of 'the Battle flag'
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Answer . The original confederate flag wasn't painted. It was manufactured out of bunting cloth just as flags are today, by the Charleston Clothing Depot. The flag which flew over the siege of Atlanta can be seen today in the Confederate Memorial Hall in Knoxville Tennessee. .
No, the Confederate flag does not represent and never hasrepresented racism. It is a symbol of southern heritage,representing freedom, states rights, individual responsibility, andresistance to an out of control federal government. It may be true that some racists have used the Confederate flag,but …racists also wave the American flag. Consider this: No slaveship ever sailed from a Confederate port or under a Confederateflag. On the contrary, virtually every American slave ship was fromeither New York or one of the New England states and they allsailed under the United States Flag. Also, at the time of theAmerican Civil War, slavery had been practiced in every state andcolony in America and was still being practiced in several northernstates, under the Stars and Stripes, even during the War Betweenthe States. Ulysses S. Grant, commanding general of the United States Armyduring the Civil War was a slave holder. Robert E. Lee, commanderof the Confederate Army, was against slavery. The Confederateconstitution outlawed the slave trade and Jefferson Davis,President of the Confederate States of America, proposed a plan toend slavery altogether. There were more free blacks, and also moreabolitionists, in the South than in the North. Also, tens ofthousands of black soldiers fought for the Confederate States ofAmerica in a war which they considered a second Americanrevolution, "War for Southern Independence." Unfortunately racist groups have used the Confederate flag inrecent years, but those same groups, especially the Ku Klux Klan,have historically used the American flag for a much longer periodof time. The truth is, neither the American Flag nor the Confederate Flag isracist. If people who are racists fly either flag, that does notmean the flag itself represents racism. EDIT: the answer above ignores the fact that the ConfederateConstitution specifically protected slavery - Article I Section9(4) states: "No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or lawdenying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall bepassed." (MORE)
Red background... blue diagonal cross with stars inside the cross.. Wrong Answer . The above description is of the Battle Flag carried by regiments in battle. Each regiment(Confederate or Union) carried one National Flag and one Regimental battle flag . The Union carried the Stars & Strip…es and the regimental flag was usually Blue with an eagle for infantry. The Confederates carried their National Flag and a battle flag, which has been called the "Stars & Bars" or the "Rebel Flag".. Right Answer - National Flag of the Confederacy . The National Flag of the Confederates States of America went through 3 variations. The 1st National Flag was an all white flag with upper corner having the Red square with the blue "X" cross with 13 stars---or a miniature of the battle flag. This flag had too much White in it and resembled a surrender flag.. The 2nd National Flag was RED with one horizontal White bar that divided the flag into 3 equal stripes. The upper corner had a Blue field with 11 white stars in a circle. This flag resembled the Union Stars and Stripes from a distance. Again, caused confusion on the battlefield.. The 3rd National Flag was a white flag with a wide Red vertical stripe on the outside edge. The upper corner again had the Rebel "Stars & Bars" emblem.. Battle Flags - Alternate Designs . The Battle Flag carried by the regiments varied greatly. Most were square instead of being rectangular. Many were the "Stars & Bars" as described above. This flag was typical for regiments in Virginia. The regiment would record their battle record by sewing on the names of the places where they fought. These were added in the red field or sometimes on the wide white borders along the edge or the cross.. Many units created battle flags based on their State's flag or crest . Texas flags resembled the current Texas State flag. Battle flags of South Carolina had the Palmetto tree, Louisianna flags had the pelican.. General Hardee adopted a flag for his regiments that was a dark Blue flag with a round White circle in the center and a wide White trim. This became known as the "Hardee flag" and was prevelant among units in what became the Army of Tenessee commanded by General Brag. These flags would have the units name in the white circle and their victories along the white border or on the blue field.. Custermen (MORE)
The first national Confederate flag was nicknamed "Stars and Bars". The Confederate battle flag that flew starting from 1863, was called "The Southern Cross". Furthermore, at the start of the Civil War a third banner was adopted by the CSA in 1861. It consisted of a single, five pointed white st…ar, on a blue field and was called "The Bonnie Blue Flag". (MORE)
One for each of the eleven Confederate states and one each forMissouri and Kentucky. The confederate flag's 13 stars stand for each state of theconfederacy... This is the list. *Seven states seceded by February1861* -South Carolina -Mississippi -Florida -Alabama -Georgia-Louisiana -Texas *After Li…ncoln called for troops, four morestates seceded* -Virginia -Arkansas -North Carolina -Tennessee *Twomore slave states secessionist governments. The Confederacyadmitted them, but the pro-Confederate state governments were soonin exile and never controlled the states* -Kentucky -Missouri Thusthe 13 states of the confederacy we're born! (MORE)
Answer . The Confederate States of America had 3 different versions of their National Flag. The common flag most familiar as a "Rebel flag" was actually the battle flag carried by each regiment to help identify the unit. Each regiment usually carried their regimental battle flag and the Nationa…l flag.. Names of the National Flags First National Flag Second National Flag Third National Flag. Other Battle Flags were designed based on the individual state from where the unit was from. Each design had a name, usually the name of their commanding general or the Army. Thus the Army of Tennessee had adopted a Blue flag with a White Disc in the center and wide white trim and it became known as the Army of Tennessee flag. The soldiers from Kentucky formed into a unit and adopted a flag that was identified as the flag of the Kentucky Brigade.. Before the war really started, the first flag used by the early Confederate States was the " Bonnie Blue Flag " which consisted of a blue flag with a White Star. (MORE)
Answer. I'm not aware of a Confederate States National Flag or a battle flag that has 3 stripes. Please give more details.
The Confederate flag was created by the chairman of the flag andseal committee in 1861. The chairman's name was William PorcherMiles.
The stars on the confederate flag represent the original 13 statesthat belonged to the Confederate States of America. The firstconfederate flag had only 7 stars which represented the 7 southernstates that were in the confederacy.
The Confederate Flag The national flag of the Confederacy was established in 1861. The goal of the committees designing the flag was to make it similar to the United States flag, but different as well because the Confederates still endured a certain loyalty to the Union. The national flag kept t…he background divisions such as the square in the upper left hand corner and the rest in rectangular segments. However, they replaced the stripes of the Union's flag with 3 bars (2 red separated with a white), and placed the 13 stars representing the States of the Confederacy in a circle on the blue rectangle in the left upper corner. On the other hand, the Confederacy was forced to design a separate battle flag in order to diminish confusion between sides during a battle. There were many versions of battle flags, but the Virginia flag is the most notorious. This particular flag is now understood as a symbol of the Confederacy and is highly criticized to this day. The flag had a solid red background, and two blue diagonal stripes across the plane that form an X. The X was outlined with white, and the white 13 stars were in the interior of the stripes. (MORE)
Historically, it was the official flag of the CSA (Confederate States of America) as the US flag is for the US today. Now days it has become a symbol of southern heritage.
The Confederate Flag does not symbolize slavery. Yes that was one reason why the South secede from the Union but the biggest deal was the South was being taxed high on there cotton by Lincoln so in doing so they secede, Slavery was around before the Confederate States of America was even set up. The… flag does NOT symbolize Slavery it Symbolize a group of people who had the guts to stand up for themselves and withdraw from the union with out any war ,but that did not set well with Lincoln. ~ ~ ~ The above is the answer given by people who are supporters of slavery and of the southern states' secession. The southern states secession forced the war on Our nation in order to free the human beings who were being treated worse than dogs by greedy, wealthy, murderous plantation owners. There IS no excuse for slavery. Nor is there any excuse for the ignorance that prevails in the confederate wanna-be types to this very day in America. Antebellum homes = slave owners residences = evil that was done within (MORE)
This is actually the the confederate battle flag. The "crossed stars" is still incorporated in flags of a few southern states (Georgia and Mississippi maybe more). The official flag of the Confederate states of America changed many times in its short life. The Stars and Bars is the a common nickname…, but this is the name of the actual confederate flag that did not have the crossed star pattern at all. The "crossed stars" design is sometimes called the "rebel," "southern cross" or "Dixie" flag. The final official flag of the confederate states, "The Bloodstained Banner," did have the "crossed star" design in the upper right corner. (MORE)
Because a lot of people still think that the confederacy centered around slavery and racial opression so a symbol of it offends such people.
The confederate flag is considered to be racist by some people because it represented the south in the civil war, and one of the most memorable issues of that war was that of slavery. The south used black slaves and were defending slavery because their economy was almost solely based on agriculture …and they believed they needed slaves to work on the plantations. As a result, the confederate flag is now associated with the support of slavery and the subjugation of African Americans. (MORE)
The Confederate Battle Flag that most people are familiar with was not a nationally recognized national flag. It was primarily a flag used by the Army of Northern Virginia, as well as some Tennessee and Mississippi regiments. The popular battle flag was 3' by 3', and was barrowed from the Scotish fl…ag. At the point of the War in the 1860's, many in the South had ancestry with the Scots-Irish. The Scots are often connected with Saint Andrew, the first of Jesus' followers to be crucified for his faith. Legend has it that he requested not to be crucified on the common "t" shaped cross, as he was not worthy to lose his life in the same way as Christ had given his. He was crucified on an "x" shaped cross. This symbol, still used in the Scotish flag, is known as the "Saint Andrews Cross". While there were some in the South who wished to keep the ugly institution of slavery going, most people by 1860 did not support slavery. They did, however, wish to maintain a small federal government, and when they felt the original state sovereignty and limited federal power of the U.S. was threatened, they fought in defense of their states. The women of Mississippi designed the confederate battle flag after the Saint Andrew's cross, as a way to encourage the men in battle to remember where there strength was given to them from. This flag has been misused and abused by hate groups such as the KKK and aryan nations. But contrary to what some believe, these hate groups are NOT the majority of southerners, and when we fly this flag (many African Americans do as well here) we fly it to honor our regional heritage and our culture. The American flag has been misused as well as the Christian cross and many other symbols, and there are groups such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the VFW who fight to protect the proper use of such flags. It is incorrect to assume that ANYONE flying ANY of these flags (American or Confederate) are racists, and anyone who flies them for that reason do a great disservice to their own heritage. It is also incorrect to compare the Confederate battle flag to the Nazi flag. While the Nazi's fought for absolute government, the Confederates fought for precisely the opposite reason and with different motives- to limit the growth of big government. (MORE)
Answer 1 - It's Not Racist The Confederate flag is not used for racism. The Klan flys the flagfor pride and love in the south. The rest of the people who fly theflag are down home country floks who have nothing against coloredpeople. They just have love and pride in the south for standing upfor wha…t they believe in. I have African American friends of my own if you really want to getpolitically correct. Number two the Southern States did NOT startslavery. Slavery was here during the Revolutionary War in Americanand even before that. The War was NOT fought over slavery, yes thatwas an issues which pushed the south farther to secede ,but In1800's the South was making there money by Cotton which they wasmaking money from Britain selling cotton to them well Lincolndeiced he should get a bigger cut of the pie and he put high taxeson cotton, which ran the South dry on money so you can't paysomebody anything if your not around them that is why they secededfrom the Union Lincoln said hey we ain't gettin are money but wedon't want to look like the bad guys, So lets call it a civil warto free slaves all over. Which Jefferson Davis valued to do thesame thing which was the Confederate President at the time. The Reason the North didn't have slavery anymore they didn't needit, immigration was taking place they had all the slaves theyneeded to work in there factory's (Slaves are not just Black). AlsoUnion General Ulysses S. Grant said if this war was to be foughtover the freedom of Slaves I would of happily given my sword to theother side. The Klan: in 1900's when the Klan was getting big they did a marchon Washington DC NOT one Confederate Flag was Shown But what theywere holding was the American Flag. But Don't get me wrong I am aPride American I thank any United Sates Veteran that has fought inany war, They deserve's everyone respect for doing what they do. Nazi Skinheads ,KKK members they all have there own flag forstarts. The Confederate Flag is not found at racist place, they arefound everywhere there is one flying over Tampa, Florida Callingthe Confederate Flag a symbol of hate and racism is like saying theGermany stands for France. You can not call something what it isnot if. People like me see the flag as non-rasict why can't we allsay hey if that's the way you see that flag then I guess I don'thave problem with it. Look up your history The Confederate flag isnot rasict Plus half the People who fought and died for the flagwas not even slave owners. God Bless (whether we Still agree ordisagree on this subject we are still Americans. Please write backI will look forward to your response.) Answer 2 - Association With Racist Organizations This answer above is a crock full of sh*t. Any person whounderstand literacy can see whomever typed this "answer"obviouslyfeels a negative way towards BLACK people, as they referred to themas "colored". Do NOT believe that the confederate flag is NOT usedfor racism because it simply is. Southern Poverty Law hasstatistics proving about 500 extremist groups(klu klux klan,skinhead, etc) use the confederate flag to support their views.Secondly the confederate flag was the battle flag that Robert E Leeused to fight in the Civil War, in which if you don't know,publicly supported slavery and segregation. I think I'll end this with an obvious observation. If theconfederate flag doesnt represent racism why do most racist groupsuse the flag to represent themselves and their actions? Answer 3 - Underlying Values of the Confederacy The Confederate flag is a symbol of a country that declaredindependence in order to protect the institution of Black Slavery.As a result, that flag will forever be viewed as a symbol of theinherent racism born from the Confederacy. In the Confederateconstitution, it was specifically written that slavery wasunamendable -- which is to say there was no legal way to amend theConfederate constitution to prohibit slavery, which is racist. Answer 1 also makes a number of bad claims and false equivalencies. . KKK and the Flag : He claims that theKKK uses the Confederate flag for "pride and love of the south".Any organization that flies any flag does so because they see theflag as representative of who they are and what they believe. Theirpride concerning the South comes from somewhere and it is not the"lovely backwoods". The KKK has manifested numerous actions of hateand violence against all non-WASPs, but especially Blacks andespecially when they were supported or ignored by thegovernment. . I have Black Friends: This is silly.Making friends with people who are different than you does not meanthat you do not cling to ideas or symbols that they find abhorentor problematic. . Factory Slavery: While life in thefactories was hard, it was fundamentally different than slavery.Why, you ask? People who were in factories could leave if theywanted. They could move if they wanted. They could choose to beunemployed and languish in poverty. They were not compelled to workfrom sunrise and sunset. They could not be bought and sold like acommodity. There is a fundamental distinction between a badly paidsalaried worker and an actual slave, which comes from the inherentinhumanity of owning another person. . Confederate Flags Everywhere: Theconstant presence of Confederate Flags is something that shouldbother us, not make it more acceptable. The proliferation of badideas is more problematic than their containment. If we had aconversation where P1 said: "Nazi flags are racist" and P2 said:"But Nazi flags are everywhere; this means that they are notracist", P1 would say, "It's WORSE than I thought. More peoplesuccumb to this bad idea." The flag is not itself the problem (itis a piece of cloth), but the ideas that it represents are. . Half of the Southerners who died weren'tSlaveowners: That's not the point. You also couldhave raised the point that there were Black Divisions in theConfederate military or than 10% of Black Freedman in theConfederacy were slaveowners. The system that these individualswere fighting for was created and designed to promote theinstitution of Black Slavery. Regardless of whether it waspatriotism or racism that caused them to fight, they were fightingfor an unjust system that wished to perpetuate injustice. (MORE)
Bonnie Blue. It is a blue flag with a single white star in the middle.
They were chosen for the real united states flag, red, white, and blue but just in a different design.
well here's the issue. You likely don't know what the Confederate flag actually is. What you are thinking of is the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, so it would stand for that. If you want to know why you are wrong type into google images "First CSA" then "Second CSA" and lastly "Third …CSA" those flags were the flags of the confederacy (MORE)
Tha definition of racist is one who thinks his race is superior to all others. The word prejudiced is the correct word to use.. Contrary to modern public opinion, slavery played a VERY MINOR part in starting the war.. The Stars and Bars has as much to do with slavery as the American flag did just …before the war started. Slavery was legal in the United States in 1860, so with the same exact argument,one would have to say that the American flag was "racist" (please use prejudiced instead). (MORE)
The Confederates had more then one flag but the one flag that comes to mind today is the stars and bars flag. The one found on the Dukes of Hazzard Car The General Lee. Was first used during battle's, making it there battle flag. Flaging high into the battle feild.
I've never been to minnesota but I know there are several web based companies that you can buy one from and they will ship it to you.
Skinheads believe in white supremacy, and carry the flag as arepresentation of the slavery that existed for black people in thesouth before and during the Civil War./// For the sake of truth itshould be stated that slavery also existed in several ofthe"Northern" states in the years before the War.
They do not. They have a version of the Union Flag in the top left corner. The Confederates used the "Stars and Bars" style flag. Similar in some ways, but not identical.
The Confederate National Flag was called the Stars and Bars. The flag that most people are familiar with, the blue diagonal cross with thirteen white stars set on a red field is the battle flag which is mistakenly called by the same name. It is called the Southern Cross.
Well, even though there were 11 confederate states there were twostate (Missouri and Kentucky) did not successfully cede for theunion.///This question has incorrect information, and the firstpart of the answer is not correct. The Battle Flag has 13 stars; 3on each of the 4 wings of the cross and 1 i…n the center,a total of13. The reason for this number is because many Southerners saw theseparation of their states from the Union as equivalent to the 13colonies separating from Britain in the American Revolution.In factsome in the South actually termed it "The Second AmericanRevolution". The First National flag has 11 stars representing the11 states in the Confederacy. It had nothing to do with any of the"border states". (MORE)
No, it is not illegal to display a Confederate flag. It is a form of protected speech under the first amendment. However, if the purpose of the flag is to instill rebellion, initiate racial hatred or violence, or to oppress a minority, that is an actionable offense. That is why the flag can be ba…nned from schools, police uniforms, etc. (MORE)
The official flag of the Confederacy was a blue square in the upper left corner with a variance of 7 to 13 stars in a circle, two thick red stripes top and bottom and an equally thick white stripe in the middle of the two. It is often refereed to as the "stars and bars". The confederate battle flag …was the same design as the confederate navy jack as seen in some other variants of the confederate flag, but elongated to form a rectangular shape. the battle flag is the most widely known confederate flag. (MORE)
Contrary to the previous answer, Confederate Flag Day IS sort of a real thing, and is NOT a symbol of treason. For many, it is simply a symbol of one's heritage, and is no more extremist than flying the flag of one's nation of origin. Quite frankly, stating that the Confederacy was not, in principle…, incorrect is more patriotic than flying the flag of France or Russia. Anyway, to answer your question, Confederate Flag Day is celebrated in parts of the Old South. Today, my roommate saw a black woman holding it, so I guess one can't really call it a symbol of racism, either. (MORE)
The Union Flag was the Stars and Stripes. The Confederate flag was the stars and bars, representing many fewer states.
No more than the stars and stripes in its Civil War version. Lincoln did not believe in black equality.
No, and it is NOT authorized for use by the KKK or any other organization toward racial hate!
Because in the eyes of Mississippians, that flag represents heritage and an important piece of their state's history that they are proud of.
A confederation flag, as with any other flag, is a representation and identification of a group of nations, such as the USSR had, or a group of states, such as the Confederate states had.
Thomas Jackson got the nickname of Stonewall Jackson at the First Battle of Bull Run. General Thomas Jackson, for his refusal to come to the aid of General Bee and General Bartow, both of whom were subsequently killed in action. Earlier, Bee had made a derogatory comment about Jackson standing on th…e hill like a stone wall [while his men and Bartow's men were being killed]. Yet, Jackson resisted the Union advance until Confederate reinforcements arrived, and the nickname "Stonewall" became complimentary after that. (MORE)
The confedarate national flag went through several phases. First was the "Stars and Bars." it was a red flage with a white stripe through the middle running horizontaly, and in the upper left corner, 11 stars on a blue field. That looked to much like the American flag, so they changed it to a white …flag with a Confedarate Battle flag in the upper left corner. That looked to much like a surrender flag, so the final version was the sane, but with a vertical red sripe on the right side. The battle flag is a red square with a white "X" going from cornre to corner from both directions. Insode that was a smaller blue "X" containing 13 stars. One in the middle, and three on each leg ogf the "X." The Naval Jack was the same as the battle flag, but it was rectangular, like a normal flag. So the confederacy had 5 oficial flags overall. (MORE)
Eventhough Missouri allowed slavery they did not secede or leave the Union. So no Missouri was not on the Confederate flag
Much of the controversy comes from misunderstandings. First, what flag do they have issues with? Most people when asked what the "Confederate Flag" looks like would point to a red banner with a blue cross corner to corner with 13 stars in the cross. Some people even refer to this flag as the "stars …and bars" because it has white stars on blue bars. Both of those beliefs are FALSE! The flag that most people think of as the "Confederate Flag" is the Confederate Navy Jack (rectangular flag) or the Confederate Cavalry or Artillery flag (square flag). There were three (3) official flags of the Confederate States of America and this flag was NOT one of them. The Confederate Stars and Bars (first flag of the Confederate States of America) looks nothing like the Confederate Navy Jack or Cavalry flags. Take a look at Georgia's state flag. Except for the state seal in the circle of 13 stars, that is the first flag of the Confederacy, the "Stars and Bars." The second point: Some will say that the "Confederate Flag" stands for slavery or racism. Others will say that the "Confederate Flag" stands for rebels and "red necks." The association of the "Confederate Flag" with controversy may have begun with "white supremacy" movements of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) founded in the Southern States in 1865 by Confederate veterans. (MORE)
The Confederate States of America (CSA) was formed of the southernstates that seceded from the United States of America in 1860and1861 at the onset of the Civil War. Originally there were 7states then later 11 states in the Confederacy. The first CSAnational flag had 7, 11, and then 13 stars in a ci…rcle. Two borderstates (Missouri and Kentucky) did not secede from the Union buthad representatives on both the USA and CSA legislatures. That iswhy there were 13 stars on the first CSA flag. During the Civil Warthe CSA was not part of the USA, they were considered a separatenation. During the history of the Confederacy there were threedifferent "official" flags of the CSA. After the defeat of theConfederate Army of Virginia and arrest of their PresidentJefferson Davis the southern states were returned to the UnitedStates of America. (MORE)
Because they had different sides. The Confederate States of America (CSA) was formed of the southern states that seceded from the United States of America in 1861 at the onset of the Civil War. Originally there were 7 states then later 11 states in the Confederacy. The first CSA national flag had 7,… 11, and then 13 stars in a circle. Two border states (Missouri and Kentucky) did not secede from the Union but had representatives on both the USA and CSA legislatures. That is why there were 13 stars on the first CSA flag. During the Civil War the CSA was not part of the USA, they were considered a separate nation. During the history of the Confederacy there were three different "official" flags of the CSA. After the defeat of the Confederate Army of Virginia and arrest of their President Jefferson Davis the southern states were returned to the United States of America. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_the_confederate_flag_different_from_the_US_flag#ixzz267oFKmo1 (MORE)
You don't want the same flag as your enemy but they somewhat are similar just like the U.S and Britians flag with the colors. The Confederate States of America (CSA) was formed of the southern states that seceded from the United States of America in 1861 at the onset of the Civil War. Originally th…ere were 7 states then later 11 states in the Confederacy. The first CSA national flag had 7, 11, and then 13 stars in a circle. Two border states (Missouri and Kentucky) did not secede from the Union but had representatives on both the USA and CSA legislatures. That is why there were 13 stars on the first CSA flag. During the Civil War the CSA was not part of the USA, they were considered a separate nation. During the history of the Confederacy there were three different "official" flags of the CSA. After the defeat of the Confederate Army of Virginia and arrest of their President Jefferson Davis the southern states were returned to the United States of America. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_the_confederate_flag_different_from_the_US_flag#ixzz267oFKmo1 (MORE)
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson Here is how he got his nickname: During the first Battle of the Bull Run, Brigadeer-General Barnard E. Bee commented, "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall." As the war continued, through the tumult and the chaos, Jackson was continually complimen…ted by his fellow Confederate soldiers for his keen skill and strategy on the battlefield, always steadfast and ready. To read more about Stonewall Jackson's career, check out this website: xroads.virginia.edu/~ug97/monument/jacksbio.html (MORE)
For some values of "they", and some values of "the confederate flag", yes. The Battle Flag of the Army of Tennessee, the one that's red with white stars on a dark blue saltire (diagonal cross) that most people automatically think of when they think "confederate flag", is flown by some people as a… symbol of their heritage, or in some cases as a symbol of a heritage they wish they had. It's also flown by some racist morons. Distinguishing between the two groups can, in some cases, be problematic, since the racist morons like to hide behind the "heritage" folks. Also: The current Georgia state flag is quite similar to the first Confederate national flag (the "Stars and Bars"); it's essentially identical to the 13-star variant of the Stars and Bars with an additional emblem in the center of the circle of stars. Mississippi's state flag is a bit like the second Confederate national flag (the "Stainless Banner"), except that instead of a pure white field the field is divided into three bars, from top to bottom blue, white, and red. (MORE)
We don't know. The Confederate commander who shouted "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall!" was mortally wounded later in the day, so nobody was able to ask him whether he was praising him for standing fast or criticising him for not coming across to help his own brigade.
The first official Confederate flag only contained seven stars. These seven stars represented the seven original Confederate States. In 1863, the second Confederate flag contained thirteen stars. These stars represented the seven original States plus the six States that seceded. Two of these six wer…e unsuccessful but were still included. (MORE)
The design of the battle flag was not changed at all. In the east,in General Lee's Army, they were usually 4' X 4", square, while inthe Army of Tennessee in the west they were usually rectangular, asis seen today. The flag design which was changed was theConfederate National Flag, the Stars and Bars…. General Beauregarddesigned the battle flag because the Stars and Bars, on smokybattlefields, looked too much like the old flag, the Stars andStripes of the Union. This might cause friend to fire on friend. orallow the enemy to draw too near, from misinterpreting which flagthey were showing. But the Confederate Navy continued to use the"First National" Flag, the Stars and Bars. This soon was seen tocause confusion at sea as much as it had on land, so the "SecondNational" flag was adopted, which was a white flag, with aminiature representation of the battle flag in the upper corner,where the stars had been. But this looked too much like a whiteflag of surrender, and more confusion resulted. So the "ThirdNational" Flag was adopted, which was the same as the Second butwith a broad red stripe added up and down the end, so it would nolonger look like Rebel vessels were flying a white flag. (MORE)
When people have confederate flags it means that their raciestbecause when the Union and Confederate went to war for the CivilWar, the Confederate which stood for the south believed thatAfrican-Americans should be enslaved and they were partial againstAfrican-Americans.
Like other forces of the era, the Confederate forces traveled on foot, by horse, and sometimes by raikl or boat.
The Confederate Battle Flag (the Starry Cross) is, as the namesuggests, a military banner. During its four-year existence, theConfederacy had three "National" flags, usually referred to simplyas first, second, and third National. These national flags were forthe purpose of representing the Confedera…te civilian government.The second and third National flags incorporated the Battle flagdesign in the upper left corner. (MORE)