A Brief History of American Civil War Flags

For anyone who is interested in American history, the Civil War is a subject of much fascination.  One can learn a lot about the American Civil War itself just by studying the many versions of the American flag that were used during the Civil War timeframe.

Click read more for some historical highlights of how specific events changed the face of the Civil War flags. Continue reading “A Brief History of American Civil War Flags”

The Confederate Flag: Civil War Emblem or Separatist Icon?

Flag of Confederacy

For Civil War buffs, the Confederate flag is a piece of U.S. history that symbolizes an important turning point in our nation’s history, but not everyone agrees that it should be displayed, primarily because of its symbolism.  That’s because the Confederate flag, also known as the Southern Cross, has been associated with racist groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazis, as well as other separatist organizations.  As a result, it remains a highly controversial issue.  Continue reading “The Confederate Flag: Civil War Emblem or Separatist Icon?”