Confederate 3rd National Flag
This flag was also known as "the Blood
Stained Banner" and was adopted on March 4, 1865. 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.
lobbied successfully to have this alteration introduced in the
Confederate Senate. He defended his redesign 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.
This flag flew for 36 days over the Confederacy in 1865 until the surrender on April 9th.
Polyester. Approximately 12" by 18"
3rd National Confederate Flag captured between April-June 1865.