The curlew’s nine-star, first pattern confederate flag is extremely rare first national flags rarely had stars in rows making it doubly rare is the use of nine stars, as there were nine confederate states for only 3 days. Free essay: the confederate flag dispute the start of the confederate flag controversy was due to the request of the naacp to remove the flag off of south. [attach] css shenandoah, (full rigged ship) she was an iron-framed, teak-planked ship built in scotland. On june 27, 1865, captain waddell and his crew learned from one prize, the susan & abigail out of san francisco, that the confederate capital of richmond had fallen and general lee surrendered in virginia.
The confederate flag of the css virginia: the stars and bars were the first official flag of the confederacy although a striking likeness is shared between this flag and to the union’s “stars and stripes,” the symbols are representations of two nations at war two very different places and mindsets the confederate stars and bars were flown from march, 1861, to may, 1863 and throughout that time this flag would gain stars at the same rate that the confederacy gained states into their. Three successive designs served as the official national flag of the confederate states of america (the confederate states or the confederacy) during its existence from 1861 to 1865 since the end of the american civil war, private and official use of the confederacy's flags, this happened aboard css shenandoah in liverpool, england on november 7, 1865 controversy an elongated (2:1 aspect ratio) version of the battle flag of the army of northern virginia, and similar to the. The flag flies atop the css neuse ii, a replica of the ironclad battleship that was built in kinston during the civil war.
Last lowering of the confederate flag css shenandoah sailed from off the west coast of mexico via cape horn to liverpool, a voyage of three months and over 9,000 nautical miles (10,000 mi 17,000 km), the battle ensign of css shenandoah is unique amongst the flags of the confederate states of america as it was the only confederate flag to circumnavigate the earth during the confederacy,. A group of white confederate flag supporters in the us state of georgia have been charged under an anti-gang law for disrupting an african-american birthday party with “terroristic threats. All authorities consulted about this flag concur that this is a genuine confederate naval flag and was very probably the property of the css alabama, given its provenance.
The confederate battle flag of the css tennessee on display at the national civil war naval museum in columbus, georgia (courtesy of shannon fontaine. Usage confederate warships from 1861-63 flew the stars and bars/first national flag from the stern while at sea, and the first naval jack while in port. Eastern theatre: battle flags of the army of northern virginia battle flags of the army of the peninsula battle flags of the department of south carolina, georgia and florida western theatre: battle flags of the army of the mississippi / army of tennessee, 1861 – late 1863 battle flags of the army of tennessee, late read more. There were three successive designs that served as the official national “flags of the confederate states of america” (the “confederate states” or the “confederacy” during its existence from 1861 to 1865 since the end of the american civil war, private and official use of the confederacy's.
There were several flags of the confederate states of america used during its existence from 1861 to 1865 since the end of the american civil war, personal and official use of confederate flags, and of flags derived from these, has continued under some controversy the state flags of. First national flag (stars and bars) design 7-star battle ensign flag from confederate steam ship css alabama, circa 1861 dimen. Css alabama was a confederate warship that entered service in august 1862 a renowned commerce raider, css alabama conducted cruises around the world during its career css alabama was sunk by uss kearsarge in june 1864.
Flags of the confederate states navy illustration of a three masted ship demonstating placement of the ensign, commission pennant, and jack by devereaux d cannon, jr, 05 february 2000 the navy ensign navies have their own specific flags and flag terminology ensign of the css virginia by devereaux d cannon, jr, 05 february 2000 from a sketch by howard m madaus. Flags of the confederate states of america the first official flag of the confederacy, known as the first national flag, was also called the stars and bars and was the last confederate flag lowered at the end of the war (november 7, 1865 on board the css shenandoah at liverpool, england.
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