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Here Are 5 Captivating Facts About The Confederate Flag

Updated on June 23, 2015

5 Facts About The Confederate Flag

Do you think you know everything about the Confederate flag? You might want to think again. Here are 5 captivating facts about the Confederate flag.


1. It Is The Flag Of The Confederate Army Of Tennessee

Believe it or not, but many people don't know the flag is actually the flag of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. A lot of people assume that the flag represents all of the confederate states, and that is true to an extent, but it really represents the Confederate Army of Tennessee. This is one of the most interesting facts about the flag, and one that you may not have even knew about.

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2. It Was Never Flown On Slave Ships

Another interesting fact that not many people know is that the flag was actually never flown on a slave ship. A number of ships were used in the slave trade, and these included English and Dutch ships, as well as Portuguese and New England State ships. Many people do believe that there is a strong link between the flag and slavery, but the truth is that it was never flown on slave ships. This is one of the most captivating facts about the Confederate flag.

Well on the topic, even though many link the flag to slavery, the civil war actually wasn't about slavery. The North decided to go to war with the south over money, and not solely to free the slaves.

3. The Flag Did Not Represent The Southern Nation

Contrary to what a lot of people think, the flag did not represent the southern nation, but it was carried into battle. In matter of fact, the southern nation had 3 flags during the duration of the war, and the first flag was actually changed because it kind of resembled the US flag. The second flag ended up being changed, but the third national flag was adopted by the Confederacy. As for the Confederate Battle Flag, it was carried into battle by a number of armies, not just a single army.

4. It Is A Relatively New Symbol For The South

Nowadays people consider the flag to be a Southern symbol, but a lot of people think that it has always been a Southern symbol. Once again, that is true to an extent, but it is actually a relatively new symbol for the south. In matter of fact, it is worth noting that it wasn't until 1956 that Georgia made the flag part of its state flag.

5. It Was Removed From A Capital Building

The state senate in South Carolina decided that it would be best if the rebel flag was removed from the top of the state capital building. This was back in 2000, and it was removed that same year.

As you can see, there are quite a few captivating facts about the Confederate flag. Many people don't know about the above facts, but the truth is that there are many things that you may not know about the Confederate flag, and the above facts are just a few of them.


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