CIVIL WAR BONNIE BLUE FLAG060280
The Bonnie Blue Flag was an unofficial banner of the Confederate States of America at the start of the American Civil War in 1861. This historic flag flew above the Confederate batteries that first opened fire on Fort Sumter, beginning the Civil War. It consists of a single, five-pointed white star on a blue field. It went on to inspire many other famous flags, including the famous Lone Star Flag of Texas and the California State Flag.
Made with 100% nylon, known for its weather resistance, this popular "Bonnie Blue" Civil War flag is made of 100% weather resistant nylon which allows excellent durability and resistance to fading. Finished with a strong canvas heading, lock stitched hems and two sturdy brass grommets, this 3'x5' historic flag has excellent fly ability; requires low winds to fly. Made in the USA.
• 100% weather resistant Nylon • Rich, Vibrant Colors Resistant to Fading • 3' tall x 5' wide • Strong Canvas Heading • Durable Brass Grommets • Printed Star and Blue Field • Color matched Stitiching • Made in USA Flown by the Confederacy during the civil war the Bonnie Blue is also used to represent the values of Federalism, usually with an emphasis on State over Federal government.
When the state of Mississippi seceded from the Union in January 1861, a flag bearing a single white star on a blue field was flown from the capitol dome. Harry Macarthy helped popularize this flag as a symbol of independence, writing the popular song "The Bonnie Blue Flag", also known as "We Are a Band of Brothers", a marching song associated with the Confederate States. The "Bonnie Blue Flag" was used as an unofficial flag during the early months of 1861. It flew above the Confederate batteries that first opened fire on Fort Sumter, initiating the Civil War. Some seceding southern states incorporated the motif of a white star on a blue field into new state flags.