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Location: The Confederate States of America was formed on 4th February 1861 by southern U.S. states, that left the United States, during the American Civil War


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Confederate Flag- Did you know...The study of flags is called Vexillology - Did you know....A Red Flag is a symbol of hardiness, bravery, strength & valour - According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions there is a vast amount of symbolism associated with the color of a nations flag....Did you Know...The Confederate Flag is widely recognized as symbol of the South.It is also referred to as the "rebel", or "Dixie" flag  - Confederate Flag

A comprehensive guide to the Confederate Flag. Discover facts and useful information.

Flags are an extremely easy way to identify a country or area immediately, language is not a barrier. The colors and emblems chosen by each country are deeply symbolic. Find out all you need to know about the Confederate Flag.

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Confederate Flag - Information

  • The display of the Confederate flag is a highly controversial topic, mainly due to arguments over its symbolism

  • Supporters of the Confederate flag see it as being an important symbol of their southern heritage

  • Unfortunately some racist groups have adopted the flag as a symbol of their organisation

  • The historical society, The Sons of Confederate Veterans use the Confederate Flag as their emblem. According to their website "Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces"

  • The Confederate Flag is widely recognized as symbol of the South. It is also referred to as the "rebel", or "Dixie" flag

  • Fans of Rockabilly music often use the Confederate Flag as their emblem (Rockabilly is an early style of rock and roll music from the 1950s. It is a fusion of rock music with hillbilly or country music)

  • The Confederate flag was used by the Army of Tennessee. They were the main Confederate army and operated in the Wester Theater (area between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River) during the American Civil War. The Army of Tennessee was established in November 1862 and fought until the end of the war in April 1865

  • The US Navy vessel, USS Columbia flew a Confederate Navy Ensign as a battle flag throughout battle in the South Pacific during in World War II. This was done in honor of Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina and the ship's namesake. South Carolina was the first state to withdraw from the Union

  • The first national flag of the US is also referred to as "Stars and Bars"

  • The Confederate States of America (CSA) is also known as the Confederacy

  • The State flag of Mississippi is the only remaining US state flag which has the Confederate battle flag's saltire

Confederate Flag - Description

  • The Confederate flag consists of a red background with a blue saltire cross which is outlined in white

  • Inside the blue saltire cross on confederate flags are 13 five-pointed white stars

  • The 13 stars symbolise the 11 states that formed the confederacy, and the other 2 stars symbolise the states of Missouri and Kentucky. These two states were admitted to the confederacy, but never officially left the United States

Confederate Flag - Color Symbolism
The individual colors that make up the confederate flag represent the following:

  • White - Peace and honesty

  • Red - Hardiness, Bravery, Strength & Valour

  • Blue - Vigilance, Truth and Loyalty, Perseverance & Justice

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions there is a vast amount of symbolism associated with the color of a nations flag. The full development of heraldry in about 1200AD also brought sophisticated design of flags, some of which includes a Coat of Arms.

  • Yellow flags are the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious
    disease is on board

  • White flags are a sign of truce and is carried or displayed to an enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose of making some communication not hostile

  • National flags are flags of a particular country, on which some national emblem or device, is emblazoned

  • Red flags are displayed as signals of danger or tokens of defiance; they are considered to be the emblem of anarchists

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Confederate Flag - Definition
Flags are defined as symbols or emblems that usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design. Flags are also often used as a signalling device and method of communication. Government buildings are often decorated with flags. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.

Confederate Flag - Facts
  • All Flag pictures show flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

  • The Study of Flags is known as Vexillology

  • The upper left quarter of the flag is known as the Canton

  • A Flag share is the flag officer's share of prize money

  • People with an interest in flags are called Vexillologists

  • The Romans were the first to use cloth flags - they were square and fastened to cross bars at the end of spears - the idea of fastening a flag to the side of a pole soon followed

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  • To dip the flag is the process of lowering and quickly restore it to its place is often done as a mark of respect

  • The idea of flying a flag came from the requirements of ancient warfare in the battlefield

Displaying the Confederate Flag - Did you know?

  • The act or function of raising Confederate Flags, as on a rope is referred to as hoisting

  • No disrespect should be shown to the Confederate Flag flag

  • The Confederate Flag should never be displayed, used, fastened or kept in such a way as to allow the Flag to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way

  • Confederate Flags should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing on the flag of any nature

  • To strike, or lower the Confederate Flag is the process of hauling it down. It is a token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of surrender

  • A battle ensign is the name given to a large war flag which is flown on a warship's mast just before going into battle

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Dream Definition - Confederate Flag
Seeing your national flag in your dream means peace and/or prosperity. Seeing a flag of a foreign nation indicates a breach of trust between friends.

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  • Confederate Flag Symbolism

  • Confederate Flag - Meaning

  • What do the colors represent?

  • Color Symbolism in Flags

  • Meaning of different colors

  • Confederate Flag - Pictures

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Pictures and Videos of Confederate Flag
Discover the selection of pictures and videos relating to different flag symbols, a useful educational resource for budding Vexillologists! Learn about the meaning and history of the Confederate Flag. The Confederate Flag is a good example of color symbolism that we see in everyday life. All of the articles and pages on this site can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great educational resource for everyone! What is the significance of a particular color? What does each Confederate Flag mean - find out all you need to know! Color Symbolism, Meaning, Crests, Emblems, Facts and much more! We have even included a dream definition of the Confederate Flag! Hope you find this resource on flag symbols useful.


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