Several discussions with my uncle, Mr. Richard about the American history gave me immense knowledge about the country and its glorious past.
We discussed about various things related to history and the phase of American Civil War was the most interesting one for me. My uncle told me a lot about the Confederate Flag and the Confederate States.
The Confederate flag history was quite interesting and touching. It actually carved out millions of questions in my mind and he generously answered all the questions I had.
He informed me that the Confederacy took shape in 1861 on February 4th and was formed by the Sothern which moved out of United States during the Civil War. It was officially known as confederate Navy Jack however, it was also known as the Confederate flag or the Southern Cross. In May 1863 the second confederate flag was adopted followed by the third flag in March 4, 1865.
It was incredible to learn that each year a new pattern was adopted.
The first official confederate flag had bars and stripes but due to its close resemblance with the Union flag, a new design was adopted for the second Confederate flag where the Confederate Battle flag was placed on the white portion of the Confederate flag and was used as canton.
But since the flag was confusing and people took it as a truce flag during the calm weather, the flag was once again changed and this is what we know as the third Confederate flag.
The third flag was almost same as the second flag except for the fact that the design now included a red stripe which was placed on the fly end of the flag. It was the last Confederate flag that was adopted and it did not fly for long as the Civil war came to an end.
The Confederate flag history was an interesting one and my uncle took me through every single details related to the flag and its history.