CONFEDERATE 3rd NATIONAL FLAG060276
The third national flag (also called the "Blood Stained Banner") was adopted March 4, 1865. The new design was touted as having "as little as possible of the Yankee blue", and described it as symbolizing the primary origins of the people of the South, with the cross of England and the red bar from the flag of France. Despite the passage of the Flag Act of 1865, very few of these third national flags were actually manufactured and put into use in the field, with many Confederates never seeing the flag. This flag flew for 36 days over the Confederacy in 1865 until the surrender on April 9th.
Made with 100% nylon, known for its weather resistance, this historic Civil War Confederate 3rd National 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' rebel flag has excellent fly ability; requires low winds to fly. Looks great indoors or outdoors. 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, Red and Blue Fields • Color matched Stitching • Made in USA The red vertical bar was proposed by Major Arthur L. Rogers, who argued that the pure white field of the Second National flag could be mistaken as a flag of truce: when hanging limp in no wind, the flag's "Southern Cross" canton could accidentally stay hidden, so the flag could mistakenly appear all white.
Since the end of the American Civil War, private and official use of the Confederacy's flags, has continued under philosophical, political, cultural, and racial controversy in the United States. These include flags displayed in states; cities, towns and counties; schools, colleges and universities; private organizations and associations; and by individuals. This clip is one of many somewhat "snarky", somewhat humorous, yet always informative sketch segments from "America's Only Humor & Video Site- Cracked". They offer us bit of history behind the banner that has been feared, loved, hated and arguably misunderstood by shitloads of Rebels and Yanks for generations.