The Civil War Flags Message Board

The Confederate battle flag

The confederate battle flag was used from 1861 all the way to the fall of the confederacy.Each branch had its own diameters for the flag.The flag was carried by troops so that the commanders could tell where each unit was.The confederate battle flag was outlawed for public display during the reconstruction pieriod.During the 20th centery the confederate flag was increasingly popular.It was even made an unoficial emblem for some southern troop forces in world war two.