Skip to comments.A Review of The Southern Cross - The Story of the Confederacy's First Battle Flag
Posted on 10/26/2013 7:01:38 AM PDT by Davy Buck
Born as a symbol of rebellion, the Confederate battle flag retains much of that symbolism to this very day. What is even more intriguing is the fact that the very commissioning of the original Confederate battle flag was itself, an act of rebellion. This little-known part of the flags story is told in a fascinating new documentary written and produced by historian Kent Masterson Brown.
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Too bad that flag doesn’t fly over the White Hut.
In honor of my kin, and all who honorably fought under it:
That goes for me too!!!!
As a decedent of Jefferson Davis and a man that loves this Republic, thank you.
I understand your view and I know there were many who fought for the CSA who never owned slaves or even felt it was right to own them.
But you can’t escape that having the right to own slaves was one of the central issues. if the sountern states had not owned slaves do you think the war of Northern Agreesion would have been fought?
I think the right attitude might be that one should look at the times then and what was going on in the rest of the world. WE can admit that in today’s world We would not let slavery happen but we can’t change what was then.
Nothing should be taken away from our people who fought, in the largest majority of cases to defend OUR homeland.
I tell people who try to criticize me and tell me I must be a racist because I honor those who fought for us they are ignorant of the people who actually did fight for the South. I am proud to honor them
screw the haters
I’m originally from Virginia and we grew up learning this. Probably don’t teach this anymore.
Now we all be slaves.
I love flying that flag because it just twists the progressive twits who have invaded our state into knots like no other act or spoken word can do. The blacks who are the perpetuually outraged anyway just froth at the mouth. :-)
The 16th amendment repealed the 13th.
You must not be aware of the fact that on the way to fight the first battle of the war, Bull Run (Manassas), that invading Union Brig. Gen. Irwin McDowell and his troops passed the slave pens in Washington, D. C., which held thousands of slaves.
Why did the Union Command not start there?
There are many records of this. Here is one.
The issue of slavery did not cause the war to begin. So, one must wonder what was the real cause.
Actually I never thought of the South as being in rebellion, that being Northern propaganda to make them look childish and morally inferior. Update to the Old Miss PC debates about banishing the Colonel and changing the name, I would think a good Mississippian would be all for dropping the Rebels for the Bears. The only rebellion I can think of that the South conducted was the dethroning of the Reconstruction era governments of shame. FTR I am Copperhead from the People’s Republic of Illinois, home of the busy body Transcendentalists that have basically laid the groundwork for America’s destruction.
When you remember the Slaves you have to remember the Northern Ship owners who profited by their shipment, and the ways and means they used for the shipping.
You also have to remember who gathered them from Africa and then sold them.
As always in these discussions, the Confederate oppression of loyal Unionist Southern whites is forgotten. The Yankee chauvinists don’t like to hear of these people because Southern contributions against the Confederacy shatters the myth of exclusive Northern regional moral superiority and Confederate partisans do not like to dwell on them because their presence shatters the Lost Cause myth of a united South led by enlightened selfless statesmen.
yes exactly you do
and WE do
but for most people and now it has become Dems and media anyone who wants to honor their own people who fought, not to own slaves but for their own homeland is a racists
and I doubt anything can change that
Plus sadly there are still many here who hate black and these people give us all a bad name
actually yes the issue of owning slaves was one of the causes
and such an emotional cause it fanned many flames
You do point out the hypocrisy of many in the North. it does and still does exist
That doesn’t change that many more in the North and in the South knew owning slaves was wrong in every way possible.
If there hadn’t been nearly 4 million slaves primarily in the south there would not have been a Civil War
Unfortunately, a lot of white counter-protesters during the Civil Rights Era chose to display that flag, giving it it's current ill-repute in some circles.
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