Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lake County CWRT-- Part 3: Confederate Flags

Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard commissioned William Miles to come up with another design.  His design, referred to as the Second nation banner, or "The Stainless Banner" was used for two years.  It featured a white field with the more familiar Confederate Battle Flag as a square in the upper right hand corner.  The problem with this flag is that when hanging limp, it does resemble and could be confused with a surrender white flag.

The 3rd National Flag was then designed.  It was the same as the second national except for a vertical red stripe opposite the Confederate Flag.  It wasn't used long as it was adopted March 4, 1865, as the Confederacy rapidly drew to an end.  It is referred to as the "Blood-Stained Banner."  It was designed by Arthur Rogers.

--Old Secesh


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