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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Confederate Flag

Bicentennial Flag Memorial

 
 
Confederate Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Confederate Flag Marker
Inscription.

As secession swept the South, various state banners were created to symbolize the "independence" movement. Soon the Confederacy found it necessary, however, to adopt an appropriate "national" flag. The first was the famous Stars and Bars. During the Battle of Bull Run it was found that this Confederate Banner looked too much like the Stars and Stripes.

After some experimentation, the Battle Flag, or Southern Cross, became the best known and generally recognized symbol of the South until April 9, 1865 when the war was over. Lincoln's prophecy on the divided nation had come true. "I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other."

On April 14, 1865, the Stars and Stripes were ceremoniously raised once again over the South. Ironically, the event commanded little public press, for a few hours later Abraham Lincoln was assassinated as he sat in the President' s box at the Ford['s] Theater in Washington.
 
Erected by City of Wichita and Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 37° 41.392′ N, 97° 
Bicentennial Flag Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Bicentennial Flag Memorial
20.653′ W. Marker was in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Touch for map. Memorial is in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker was at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Forty-Five Star Flag (here, next to this marker); Thirty-Four Star Flag (1861) (here, next to this marker); Forty-Eight Star Flag (here, next to this marker); Stars and Stripes (1818) (here, next to this marker); Fifty Star Flag (here, next to this marker); Flag of Fifteen Stripes (here, next to this marker); French Tricolor (here, next to this marker); Thirteen Star Flag (Bennington Flag) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
More about this marker. Flag was removed in November 2015. Marker replaced with a Reconciliation Marker detailing history of Civil War.
 
Also see . . .
1. Confederate Flag History. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
First Confederate National Flag image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
3. First Confederate National Flag
Confederate Battle Flag image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
4. Confederate Battle Flag
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 385 times this year. Last updated on August 31, 2017, by AJ Simkatu of Wichita, Kansas. Photos:   1. submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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