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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

First National Flag of the Confederacy

Twelfth flag to fly over Oklahoma

 
 
First National Flag of the Confederacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. First National Flag of the Confederacy Marker
Inscription.  The first national flag of the Confederacy, also known as the Stars and Bars, flew over the forts of Oklahoma when Confederate Indian Forces and Texas troops occupied the forts at the beginning of the Civil War. Indian Territory was seen as a crucial buffer between Union Kansas and the Confederate states of Texas and Arkansas. Although all of the Five Tribes signed treaties with the Confederacy, members of the Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole tribes were divided in their loyalty, and many joined the Union Army where they served in the Union Indian Brigade.
 
Erected by OGE Energy Corp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 29.674′ N, 97° 29.89′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on Nazih Zuhdi Drive east of North Phillips Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
First National Flag of the Confederacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. First National Flag of the Confederacy Marker
Marker is on the far left of the three.
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of this marker. First Oklahoma State Flag (here, next to this marker); Choctaw Nation Flag (here, next to this marker); Current Oklahoma State Flag (a few steps from this marker); Second Flag of the Republic of Texas (a few steps from this marker); First Flag of the Republic of Texas (a few steps from this marker); Flag of the Republic of Mexico (a few steps from this marker); Third National United States Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Second National United States Flag (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
More about this marker. Marker (and flag) are part of the exterior exhibit, "14 Flags Over Oklahoma", which was sponsored by OGE (Oklahoma Gas & Electric) Energy Corp. This is the twelfth in chronological order.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   2. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 11, 2021