The Confederate newspaper in Santa Rosa did not. Over the four horrific years of the Civil War, the Sonoma Democrat remained steadfast in its support of the South and opposed to the Union and everything it stood for, including freedom for the slaves. But the Democrat went way, way beyond simply standing as the loyal opposition.
Home History of the Confederate Flag The first confederate flag was designed by Nicola Marschall and adopted by the confederacy on March 4, It was flown over the first confederate capitol from March 5,to May 26, The First Confederate Flag The resultant confederacy flag featured two large horizontal stripes sandwiching a large white stripe in the middle.
The upper left corner bore a blue canton with a circular pattern comprising of white stars equal to the number of states admitted to the confederacy.
In the initial years, the flag was known as the Stars and Bars rather than the confederate flag that is known today, and it was the official flag of the Confederate States of America. The first flag bore seven stars, representing the pioneering states to band together to form the confederacy after seceding from the United States of America: Starry Revisions On May 21,the flag was revised to include two more stars as Arkansas and Virginia seceded from the U.
Two more stars were added on July 2,to represent the seceding states of North Carolina and Tennessee. A further two stars were added that November to represent the inclusion of Missouri and Kentucky into the confederacy. Although the latter two states did not formally secede from the U.
Eventually, the flag had 13 stars. Peculiar Military Problems Despite its popularity with the public, the confederacy flag posed a problem for military commanders. In the absence of modern communication gear, flags were used as the visual markers to identify military units and monitor battle progressions.
The resemblance between the confederacy and the U.
Confederate Battle Flag To solve this pressing problem, the Army of Northern Virginia switched to a square battle flag toward the end of The latter flag featured a red design containing a dark blue saltire with white borders bearing white stars equal to the number of states in the confederacy.
Later known as the Southern Cross, the rectangular version of the banner became the battle flag of the Tennessee Army. Ina similar version — albeit with light shade of blue saltire — became the second confederate Navy Jack. The confederate States of America adopted a different design in May Despite its distinction, the new flag design faced a unique set of problems.
The flag hung limp in windless conditions, obscuring the canton and leaving only the white part visible. In a limp position, the flag appeared all white, symbolizing the universal sign of truce. The Flag That Never Was To solve this problem, the confederate inserted a red vertical bar on the right side of the flag.
Commonly known as the Blood-Stained Banner, the new design was adopted on March 4, Only a handful of these were manufactured before the confederacy disintegrated a few months later.When the Civil War began in the post was ready to be garrisoned, and Union forces occupied it during the entire war.
Between the end of the Civil War and the end of the nineteenth century, the Army periodically abandoned and then reopened the installation. On November 28, , Confederate soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia received the new battle flags in ceremonies at Centreville and Manassas, Virginia, and carried them throughout the Civil War.4/5(59).
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female spy who informed Confederate generals of Union army movements in the Shenandoah Valley making her the first female military officer in American history. Loretta Janeta Velasquez. Cuban native, .
The last battle of the Civil War was however only fought over a month later, at Palmito Ranch in Texas. Although an unofficial truce existed between the Union and the Confederates, Theodore H. Barrett ordered his Confederate soldiers to attack a Union camp close to Fort Brown. In and , the war was going badly for the Union Army and there were, by some counts, , desertions.
In and , the bitterest two years of the war, the Union Army suffered over desertions every day, for a total of , desertions during those two years.