Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Second National Confederate Flag
The intensity of the war caused the desire for a new national flag that was in no way similar to the U.S. flag. The "Stainless Banner" was adopted by the Confederate Congress on May 1, 1863. The cross of St. Andrew, depicted on the flag, has been consecrated on the battlefield when variations of its design had been carried as a "battle flag" by many Southern units. The white field stood for the purity of the cause of independence.
Credit: From the collection of the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA.
Painting by Conrad W. Chapman
Location. 32° 22.706′ N, 86° 18.029′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Monroe Street east of North Bainbridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36131, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alabama Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); First National Confederate Flag (a few steps from this marker); "Third National Confederate Flag" (a few steps from this marker); "Battle Flag of the Confederacy" Albert L. Patterson (within shouting distance of this marker); "Moon Tree" (within shouting distance of this marker); Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Washington' Elm Tree (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. There are four of these plaques located in the four corners of the Confederate monument.
Also see . . .
1. The Second National Flag – The “Stainless Banner”. The “Stars and Bars” was too closely allied to the Stars and Stripes to be acceptable to those who favored a complete severance of ties with the Union, and who were ready to break away absolutely from the old flag.. As the war wore on through the years, the demand for a modification of the National emblem which would make it more distinctive became more insistent. (Submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. Flags of the Confederate States of America. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 29, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. 5. submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.