Flags of the Confederate States of America

flags used in the Confederate States
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The flags of the Confederate States of America have a history of three designs from 1861 to 1865. The flags were known as the "Stars and Bars", used from 1861 to 1863, the "Stainless Banner", used from 1863 to 1865, and the "Blood-Stained Banner", used in 1865 shortly before the Confederacy's was dissolved.[1]

The rebel Confederate flag is the version most used

Since the end of the American Civil War, the flag has been used by white supremacists and have been controversial in the United States.[2][3]


  1. Kim, Kyle; Krishnakumar, Priya. "What you should know about the Confederate flag's evolution". Los Angeles Times. No. June 23, 2015. California. Archived from the original on July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  2. Little, Becky (June 26, 2015). "Why the Confederate Flag Made a 20th Century Comeback". National Geographic. National Geographic. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  3. The Associated Press (July 10, 2015). "Confederate flag removed: A history of the divisive symbol". Oregon Live.