I want to know about the Confederate flag, Any info?
- staisilLv 74 years agoBest Answer
The Confederate flag today was the last of four flags flown by the Confederacy. While design of the flags changed, each flag used the same colors as the American flag: red, white and blue. This decision is credited to Southern Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. The Confederate flag in all its designs flew from 1861 to 1865, first flying in South Carolina. The original flag was known as the "Stars and Bars." The square flag had seven stars representing the seven states that seceded from the United States. But the most-recognized flag of the era is what is known as the "Confederate Navy Jack."
While the meaning of the color red in the Confederate flags remained the same, the size and usage of the color changed throughout its transformations. Red represented the valor of the Confederacy. As in the case of the original United States flag, it represented hardiness and the willingness to sacrifice. Red was used as a background of the most popular flag, the "Navy Jack." Other flags showed white as the background.
In the language of flags, white represents purity. Innocence of ideas is what is attempted to be represented by using white. Some Christians also attribute the usage of white in a flag as sign of the represented country's allegiance to God and his son.
The blue of the Confederate flag is a dark or navy blue. This blue was also known as "Bonnie Blue." It was first used in the Louisiana state flag and was thought to represent Southern pride. The blue of the flag later was also known to represent justice as well as the perseverance and determination of the people.
Beauregard added one star to the Confederate flag for each of the states in the Confederacy. The first seven stars represented belonged to South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. After the Battle of Fort Sumter, stars were added for Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee. There were eventually 11 stars.
What looks like an X on the "Confederate Jack" is actually the cross of Saint Andrew. Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus who later in life became a martyr. When the Roman government set about his crucifixion, Andrew protested. It is reported he asked to be crucified in the form of the X as he didn't feel worthy to die in the same manner of Jesus. The Confederate leadership apparently felt inspired by Andrew's fortitude and adopted his cross into their flag.
- LarsEighnerLv 74 years ago
The Confederate national flag consisted of three stripes, red above and below and white in the middle, and a blue canton bearing stars in a circle. There were various numbers of stars from 7 to 13 (for the original seceding states, 4 more which joined the Confederacy later. and two more for Kentucky and Tennessee who never seceded, but were claimed by the Confederates. This flag was the original "stars and bars," but the name was eventually used by many to refer to other flags.
Early battles revealed that in the fog of war this flag was not distinctive enough for soldiers to identify it correctly. So the Army of Northern Virginia adopted the battle flag with the blue diagonal cross on a red field with 13 stars arranged on the diagonals.
The second Confederate national flag consisted of a white field (representing the "purity of the white race," with the battle flag in the canton.
The third national flag was the same with the addition of a red vertical stripe on the fly end.
After the war, the battle flag was used by the Ku Klux Klan and at various times as a part of the flags of several Southern states, and as emblem of white supremacy and segregation. This is the flag in dispute today. It has in turn been used in support of treason, slavery, segregation, and white supremacy.
- ammianusLv 74 years ago
The flag being talked about currently was the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia,the main Confederate field army during the Civil War.
It was thus carried into battle by armed men fighting to set up an independent country where slavery could be perpetuated as a legal institution indefinitely.
Its therefore hard to put forward any positive arguments for displaying it outside of a museum.
- ?Lv 64 years ago
Yes. It represents slavery and racism. It was the flag of a bunch of traitors who tried to leave the USA in 1861 and make their own country so they could continue to enslave and rape and murder and torture other human beings.
After that, it became the flag of terrorist groups like the Ku Klux Klan that went around murdering American people.
And nowadays it is used by racists to display their hatred of black people, Jewish people, and other ethnic groups. It is a symbol of pure evil.
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- 4 years ago
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- 4 years ago
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