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History of the Confederate Battle Flag

Confederate Battle Flag

The Confederate Battle Flag of the Army of North Virginia, or more commonly known as the Confederate Flag, has a deep rich history that not many people know about.  Along with selling Confederate Flags, we also take great pride in providing an accurate representation of rebel history. So brag your favorite sipping whiskey, and sit back because we’re not skipping a thing.

The Army of North Virginia

Confederate Battle Flag
Confederate Battle Flag

The Confederate Battle Flag became an iconic for Dixie thanks to the efforts of the Army of North Virginia and their leader, General Robert E. Lee. The army, which was routinely underfed, outgunned, and to the point of exhaustion, secured victory after victory for the Confederacy. They we’re the pride of Dixie and the scorn of the Union. The Yankee’s feared General Lee’s Army so much that the Confederacy ended up adopting their battle flag into the official national flag. It took the drunkard Ulysses Grant sending wave after wave of his own army to be mascaraed to finally corner Lee into a defensive position. The Confederate Battle Flag is the perfect example of rebel grit. Even against great odds we will always persevere.

The Design of the Confederate Battle Flag

The flag itself is a modification of the Navy Jack which was lighter blue. The Navy Jack was of coursed used by the Confederate Navy and a few blockade runners. Its thirteen stars represent the thirteen Confederate States. Not many know this, but the flag itself is shrouded in Christian symbolism which we discuss in greater detail here.  In essence the Red was meant to represent the blood of Christ and through his protection our Christian ancestors fought for the preservation of liberty. The Confederate Battle Flag, like most battle flags at the time belonging to army units was much more square than rectangular.

Common Misunderstandings

As we mentioned before the Confederate Battle Flag is commonly mistaken as the flag for the Confederate States of America. This is simply not true. The Confederate States of America had three official flags with the later two adopting the Confederate Battle Flag into its general design. If you wish to read more about the Official Flags of the Confederate States of America you can read our quick summary at I plan on writing a more detailed review on each later on. So while the Battle Flag may not be an official flag, I would argue its significance to Southern culture and way of life is just as important. It represents our rebel cause and should be flown with pride. If you liked the history lesson please share this article on Facebook, Twitter, or email, anything that accurately represents our Heritage in a world filled with liberal brainwashing helps.


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