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Modern Display Of The Confederate Battle Flag

Lately, the display of the Confederate flag has been the source of a lot of controversies. Certainly symbolically, we cannot have the Confederate flag waving in the state capitol,” the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) president, Cornell William Brooks, said in Charleston last week, referring to a banner that flies at a memorial to Confederate soldiers on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse.
Others attending West Point while Buford was there included classmates who would eventually fight in the Civil War for the Union, such as Fitz-John Porter, George B. McClellan, George Stoneman (Buford and Stoneman would become close friends), and Ambrose Burnside.

The only flag pattern that was Confederate enough was the blue diagonal cross on a red field - the flag that had been consecrated with the blood of Confederate soldiers and that R. E. Lee's army had made the symbol of Confederate military victory and national independence.
When Joseph Johnston assumed command of the Army of Tennessee in late 1863, he introduced as that army's official flag a rectangular variant of the blue cross pattern - similar to the Confederate naval jack and the version most widely seen in modern America.
6. During World War II, displays of the Battle Flag became popular among military troops and units that hailed from Southern states The Navy cruiser USS Columbia flew the battle flag throughout combat in the South Pacific in honor of the ship's namesake, the capital city of South Carolina.

The state flag of Mississippi features the Confederate army's battle flag in the canton , or upper left corner, the only current U.S. state flag to do so. The state flag of Georgia is very similar to the first national flag of the Confederacy, the "Stars and Bars"; a prior design incorporating the Confederate battle flag was in use from 1956 until 2001.
3. Miles's original flag design had an upright cross but he changed it after Charles Moise, a self-described southerner of Jewish persuasion” objected that the symbol of a particular religion (i.e., Christianity) should not be made the symbol of the nation.
The killing of nine African Americans inside a Charleston, South Carolina, church last week by a suspect who appears to have decorated online declarations of his white supremacist views with the Confederate battle flag has returned debate over the flag to the national stage.

When Beauregard assumed command of the Confederate forces in western Tennessee in early 1862, he found that General Leonidas K. Polk had already adopted a flag "similar to the one I had designed for the Army of the Potomac." Beauregard replaced Polk’s flag with his battle flag.
Despite never having historically represented the Confederate States of America as a country, nor having been officially recognized as one of its national flags, the rectangular Second Confederate Navy Jack and the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia are now flag types commonly referred to as the Confederate Flag.
To many white Southerners, the flag is an emblem of regional heritage and pride. Now the demand is to remove the Confederate battle flag from a Confederate memorial in South Carolina (and presumably elsewhere). Some of the most popular belt buckle styles include the patriotic flag belt buckle; the American eagle is another common symbol on belt buckles and a very good seller for manufactures.

The Stars and Bars had a blue canton, or upper corner, with white stars, symbolizing the seceded states, and red and white stripes. When Confederate regiments marched off to war in 1861, many carried the Stars and Bars as their battle flags. And after the Battle of Okinawa a confederate flag for sale was raised over Shuri Castle by a Marine captain from South Carolina.

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