Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of the Confederate Battle Flag
Erected 2007 by Department of Historical Resources. (Marker Number B 261.)
Location. 38° 51.005′ N, 77° 19.036′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Road 236) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Ratcliffe’s Mount Vineyard Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Ratcliffe Cemetery (approx. Arlington-Fairfax Electric Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manassas Gap Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Fairfax High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mosby (approx. half a mile away); Dr. William Gunnell House (approx. half a mile away); Old Baptismal Area (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfax.
Also see . . .
1. Flags of the Confederate States of America. Detailed discussion of the flags of the Confederacy. (Submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Vexillology and the Confederate Flag. Historian Tom Clemens explains the difference between the various Confederate flags, noting the difference between the "national" and "battle" flags. (Submitted on June 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. The Birth of the ‘Stainless Banner’. Part of the New York Times' Disunion series, John M. Coski's article (5/14/2013)on the adoption of the Confederate national and battle flags notes. In reflecting on the flag debate then and the debate now, he draws an interesting conclusion: "... (Submitted on May 14, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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