CSA Bonnie Blue Flag
Bonnie Blue Flag was an unofficial banner of the Confederate States of
America at the start of the American Civil War in 1861. It consists of a
single, five-pointed white star on a blue field. This flag was raised
over the capitol building in Jackson Mississippi on January 9, 1861 when
the convention of the People of Mississippi adopted an Ordinance of
Secession. The "Bonnie Blue Flag" was used as an unofficial flag during
the early months of 1861 by several southern States. It was flying above
the Confederate batteries that first opened fire on Fort Sumter, South
Carolina, beginning the Civil War. Harry Macarthy helped popularize this
flag as a symbol of the Confederacy by writing the words to the popular
song "The Bonnie Blue Flag" early in 1861.
Polyester. Approximately 12" by 18"This Confederate
â€œBonnie Blueâ€ Flag of the 3rd Texas State Cavalry is one of the rarest
Confederate flags in existence. It is one of only
six known to exist in private hands as well as in museum collections.