Page Title: Where to buy Confederate Flags? Confederate Flags For Sale, Confederate Flags In Stock: Buy a Confederate right flag here.

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Stick Flags

Confederate Flag For Sale:

CSA Navy Jack, light polyester, silkscreened design

Finished with heading and grommets for hanging on a pole (scroll down for complete kit)

Mix and Match for the assorted quantity prices

  Part# Each Each 3+ Each 12+
2x3' Confederate 9CNX2 $6.95 $4.95 $3.99
3x5' Confederate 9CNX $12.95 $6.65 $6.25
4x6' Confederate 9CNX4 $19.95 12.95 $9.95

Georgia 2x3'

Old Georgia State Flag

2x3'

Historic Georgia State Flag 1956-2,001

May be combined in the Mix and Match assorted pricing

 

#9GA2 EACH

 

$6.95

Each for 3 or more mix and match

$4.95

Each for 12 or more mix and match

$4.25

 

Mississippi 3x5'

Mississippi 3x5'

May be combined in the Mix and Match assorted pricing

Mississippi Window hanger #9MB25 $1.49

 

 

#9CFMS

EACH

 

$12.95

Each for 3 or more mix and match

$8.95

Each for 12 or more mix and match

$6.75

 

Complete Confederate Flag Kit:

  

3x5' CSA Navy Jack Part# 9CNX, shown above, along with all the parts you need to display it. This is a lightweight Confederate flag kit suitable for typical front porch residential use or carrying at a rally. Not suitable for use in mounting to the back of your pick up truck! WE SELL NO HARDWARE OR FULL SIZE FLAGS MEANT FOR MOVING VEHICLES.

Complete Kit Includes: 3x5' lightweight polyester screen printed CSA Navy Jack flag with heading and grommets; Stamped steel 3/4" mounting bracket with screws; Three piece 6'x3/4" steel flagpole with EZ Mount rings to attach flag; Gold eagle ornament; Instructions

Part# 9KESR $31.95 CLEARANCE: $26.95

 

Why we sell Southern flags:

The short answer is that we don't prejudge people who want to own one.

Everyone knows the antagonistic purposes for which these flags are often used. Every other kind of flag we sell can be used for those purposes. I have seen Christian, US Marine Corps and American flags used that way. Through the years, we have gotten to know many people of good will who do not support those purposes but own these flags in the context of creating a connection to their forbears and the place they call home. As other flags all around the world, Confederate flags are used to identify a sense of place, spirit, family, belonging and community. Some people buy them not even for display but just to keep.

Every symbol has at least two meanings. There is the meaning intended by the one who displays it and the meaning understood by the one who views it. "Your" flag, wherever you come from means something good to you but something very different to someone else.

Symbols also shift back and forth in meaning through the generations.

This is the Gadsden Flag . It is not "The Tea Party Flag." For more than two hundred years it was simply a flag from the American revolution and people could fly it just for its historical novelty. Since it became widely used by The Tea Party, most people now think it was created by that movement and assume people who have always flown it are adherents of that movement.

For many decades the Confederate flag was a pop symbol of youthful energy, country living and rebellious spirit as it adorned lunch pails, school sports teams, album covers and a popular TV show. During that time, it was also brandished the day a screaming crowd of adults made a sixteen year old girl cry on what should have been her first day of school at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Context is everything.

Southern flags are used by Civil War reenactors portraying Southern troops. We have provided them to teachers for classroom use.

Slavery

The historical connection of both the Confederate flag, and of our American flag, to the buying and selling of human beings and of the degradation of black people is undeniable. Focusing rage on Southern flags creates for some folks a comfortable though false narrative of good and bad. North good, South bad. It obscures the historical blame shared by people from all sections of our country in arranging the promise of America for some people while denying it to others. The founding of our country is a story of liberty promised and liberty denied.

 Jump To Slavery Discussion

Flags matter and people are very passionate about them.

Throughout more than 35 years in this business we have been at various times criticized for selling or displaying the flags of Israel, Puerto Rico, Black Lives Matter, and Ireland to name a few. We provide on this web site Vatican flags, Rainbow "Pride" flags, Democrat and Republican flags and flags from the Presidential campaigns of Obama, Trump and Hillary Clinton. Political Flags  We provide flags of all nations. We provide Peace Flags. We provide a diversity of flags and we hope that they will always be used with good will.

Followers of our web site know that we have made a niche in providing flags of American history. The War Between The States is one of the most significant periods in that history and the flags on this page are offered in that context. Long ago, those young men who fought that war came back to Gettysburg as very old men. There, in their last years on earth, they shook hands across the stone wall which marked the end of Pickett's charge. Look in the Ken Burns series. There is film of them doing that. Would that we could all do the same. The small book, now sold out, about Elmira Prison Camp, told the story of the escaped slave who personally saw to it that thousands of Confederate soldiers, who perished in "The North's Andersonville", received a decent burial here in New York State. He made sure that their names and grave locations were carefully recorded. He knew that someone would want to know where they are.

They were Confederate soldiers. He knew they were some mother's sons. Those sons of The South now rest here in New York State. Now they are our sons too. We could all take a lesson from that man's humanity.

We provide historical flags, and books on historical flags, from both the North and the South. That is what we have done since 1977.

Union Flags        Books

Confederate flags for sale. Where can I buy Confederate flags? Here:

Confederate Battle Flag Sewn Cotton   Confederate Flags Nylon

Slavery: Its Connection to American And Confederate Flags

The 18th century founding of The United States saw the rise and the defense of liberty at the same time as the rise and defense of slavery

Things to look up, a partial and evolving list:

1777 June 14th Congress creates the American flag. Under it...

1787 Our constitution is created. Without ever using the word, it protects and guarantees slavery in all of our states. The delegates debate the issue intensely and bluntly.  Some of the most passionate advocates to end the slave trade, (but not slavery) come from Maryland and Virginia. Gouvernor Morris of Pennsylvania talks about freeing the slaves, making them citizens and letting them vote. Other Northern delegates advise just leaving it alone. You can read the transcript by searching "James Madison's notes."

1790 Congress creates The first Naturalization Law limiting citizenship to "free white persons."

1793 Fugitive Slave Act: People escaping slavery must be returned. Those captured are brought before a judge and, with out a trial, are sent into slavery based merely on a sworn affidavit that they are someone's property. Free blacks are sometimes rounded up and send into bondage.

1850 Fugitive Slave Act: A new harsher version. You could be ordered by the government to assist in the search for and capture of people escaping slavery. Penalties are harsher

1857 The Supreme Court Dred Scott Decision affirms that the US Constitution was not meant to include citizenship for black people and that its rights and privileges do not apply to them.

1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates. Abraham Lincoln states that he is not in favor of social or political equality of white and black races. He declared himself against black people voting, serving on juries, holding office, and intermarrying with whites. As reported by Snopes, historian Eric Foner stated that while Lincoln hated slavery, he shared the prejudices of his society. As President, Lincoln came to favor emancipation with recolonization: black people should be freed but then deported.

1860 December, South Carolina is the first to leave the Union. Just as the 13 colonies issued a Declaration of Independence explaining their reasons for leaving the British empire, each Southern state issued documents explaining their many reasons. JUST LOOK THEM UP AND READ THROUGH THEM. Texas and South Carolina are particularly clear. These documents contain many honest and blunt explanations of slavery and black servitude being an important cause, though not the only cause, of secession.

It is not true that war had "nothing to do with slavery."

1861 January, Jefferson Davis' farewell speech in the US Senate. IT IS A MUST READ. In a very moving speech, he points out that The Constitution established slaves as property and yet Southern states were being denied the protection of the constitutional rights to that property. These rights being threatened, his state of Mississippi must leave in spite of the affection felt based on the shared sisterhood and lineage of the several states.

March 1861 The First National Confederate flag is created.

1881 Jefferson Davis publishes a massive 1500 page work The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. I read the whole thing. He just lays it all out.

 

 

1st national flag

Take a look at my 1st National flag

cSA Navy Jack 12x18" Spearhead flags

30" staff long enough to stick in a grave without the flag touching the ground

Sleeved AND stapled at the top

Part# SPHCS12
3 or more dozen Gross (144)
$7.00 ea $24.00 $250.00
 

 

Confederate Flag Bumper Sticker 3" X 6.5"

Part# CSABU $2.00 each, five for $3.00

 

Confederate flag 60 sticker assortment, each sticker is about 1x1.25"

Part# STK421 $1.49 For a pack of 60 stickers

Confederate hand held flag

Confederate Stick Flag Approx 4x6" on 10" plastic staff, polyester fabric

CAUTION: SHARP SPEAR TIP. NOT FOR KIDS

IN STOCK, nice quality

Part# SPHCS4 $2.00 each

$9.00 Per dozen Clearance deal!!! Limited to stock on hand

Sold in even dozens only

Table Bases for 4X6" stick flags SOLD SEPARATELY:

Part# WB1ES $14.40 per dozen

Approx 1.25" base diameter

 

 
 

Confederate Flag Pins about 1/2"x1"

Pins MAY be mixed for the dozen pricing

Closeout

US Flag, Confederate Flag double pin

Part# PCSUS $1.49 each, take any three for $4.00

Confederate flag pin

Part# PCS $1.49 each, take any three for $4.00

Double Confederate Flag Pin

Part# PCSDB $1.49 each, take any three for $4.00

 

 

 

 

 

Mississippi State Flag

 

Mississippi State Flag Desk Sets

 

 

4X6" USA/MS Two Flag Desk Set with wooden base

Part #

1-11 sets 12 or more sets
# 92MS $10.40 per set $7.00 per set
 

MS One Flag Desk Set with wooden base

Part #

1-11 sets 12 or more sets
# 91MS $5.90 per set $3.79 per set

 

MS State Flag Desk Sets, Walnut Base

 

USA/MS Two Flag Desk Set with Walnut base

Part #

1-11 sets 12 or more sets

# WN2

$12.95 per set $9.95 per set
 

MS One Flag Desk Set with Walnut base

# WN1

$8.45 per set $6.85 per set

                 

Mississippi State Flag

Polyester Silk-screened light weight with heading and grommets

3x5' Part# 9CFMS $9.95; Three for $23.85 Clearance price limited to stock on hand

 

Nylon  Silk-screened with heading and grommets

3x5' Part# MS3 $41.00. $34 each for two or more

4x6' Part# MS4 $53.00

5x8' Part# MS5 $75.00

6x10' Part# MS6 $129.00

 

Flag Window Hangers

3x5" DOUBLE SIDED, includes hanger and suction cup

Mississippi Part# 9MB25 $1.49 Each

 

Confederate Grave markers Confederate Stick Flags 1st national flag

1st National Confederate FlagFirst National Confederate Flag First National Confederate Flag Sewn Stars 1st National Confederate Flag Sewn Stars and Stripes

1st National Confederate Flag 3x5'   $49.00 Part# 91STI

Sewn stars and stripes

  • 3x5'

  • Polyester with sewn stripes and sewn stars. Heavy rugged outdoor fabric

  • Heading and grommets

  • Looks and feels like cotton but it's way better!

1st National Confederate Flag: The first flag of the Southern People as a nation. This was not a battle flag. It was the flag of their country. This national flag would serve the same functions for which we use our 50 star American flag today.

Other 1st National Versions

This flag is not to be confused with the Confederate Battle Flag.

 

 

Second National Confederate Flag2nd National Confederate Flag 2nd National Confederate Flag Second National Confederate Flag

2nd National Confederate Flag   $49.00 Part#92NDI

Embroidered stars, sewn stripes

  • 3' x6'4" This flag is NOT 3x5'

  • Polyester with sewn stripes and embroidered stars. Heavy rugged outdoor fabric

  • Heading and grommets

  • Looks and feels like cotton but it's way better!

2nd National Confederate Flag "The Stainless Banner": The first national Confederate flag was thought too close in design to the stars and stripes flag of The Union. So this second design was adopted

A clarification of these flags' names

 

 

3rd National Confederate FlagThird National Confederate Flag3rd National Confederate FlagThird National Confederate Flag with sewn stars

3rd National Confederate Flag   $49.00 Part #93RDI

Embroidered stars, sewn stripes

  • 3'x5'

  • Polyester with sewn stripes and embroidered stars. Heavy rugged outdoor fabric

  • Heading and grommets

  • Looks and feels like cotton but it's way better!

3rd National Confederate Flag: When the 2nd national flag was hanging limp and not waving, it was felt it resembled a white flag of surrender because the stars and bars design near the hoist end was covered by the white field. This third design was adopted toward the end of the war.

 

COTTON First National 3x5' Flag SEWN Stars, SEWN stripes

Click to enlarge

COTTON Flag 3x5' w/ heading and grommets

Part# 1STC $52.00

 

The Bonnie Blue Flag

 

 

 

The Bonnie Blue Flag (Color may vary)

3x5' Silk-screened nylon with heading and grommets

$49.00  Part# BONN

Confederate Battle Flag Sizes and Prices

 

CSA Navy Jack

#9CNX

1st National Confederate Flag

#1P

The Stainless Banner

2nd National Confederate Flag

#2P

The 3rd National CSA Flag

3rd National Confederate Flag

#3P

The Bonnie Blue Flag

 

 

 

Bonnie Blue Flag

#BP

3x5' Printed Polyester Confederate Flags With Heading and Grommets

 

Item Price Each Price Each  for any two or three flags Price Each for any 12 flags
CSA Navy Jack #9CNX $12.95 $6.65 $6.25
1st National Confederate Flag #1P $12.95 $9.95 $6.95
2nd National Confederate Flag #2P $6.95 Clearance x x
3rd National Confederate Flag #3P $12.95 $9.95 $6.95
Bonnie Blue Flag #BP $6.95 Clearance x x
 

3x5' Printed Nylon Confederate Flags With Heading and Grommets

 

Item Price Each Price Each  for any two or three flags Price Each for any 5 flags
1st National Confederate Flag #1STNATN $49.00 $35.00 $34.00
2nd National Confederate Flag #2NDNATN $49.00 $35.00 $34.00
3rd National Confederate Flag #3RDNATN $49.00 $35.00 $34.00
Bonnie Blue Flag #BONN $49.00 $35.00 $34.00

 

 

 

Gadsden Flag

Don't Tread On Me Flag, the favorite Tea Party Flag

 

 

Pocket Constitution

 

#PC $1.00 Pocket Constitution. Read it, you'll be amazed what is in it! IN STOCK

Contains The Declaration of Independence too. Go ahead and memorize it. I did.

It also contains quotations by various founding fathers. It's a great pocket book to keep in your back pocket and look through when you're waiting in a line. Hours of educational fun all for a buck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFEDERATE AND OTHER SOUTHERN FLAGS A word about flag terms

The Confederate States of America had many flags. Among those were their three national flags. Just as our own Old Glory, the flag of the United States of America, went through many evolutionary versions to reach the pattern we know today, so did the national flags of the CSA. In order, these were:

The 1st National Flag (The Stars & Bars), changed after it was considered too close in design to the US flag, especially when furled.

The 2nd National Flag (The Stainless Banner), changed when it was realized it looked too much like a white surrender flag when furled

The 3rd National Flag, the most recent and final flag of the CSA.

When folks ask us for "the Confederate flag", they usually mean the most commonly seen C.S.A. Navy Jack shown below. That is the "Dukes of Hazzard Flag" Dodge Charger nicknamed the "The General Lee". In modern day parlance and media reporting, this flag is often loosely called "The Battle Flag", "The Confederate Battle Flag", and even "The Stars & Bars."

"The Battle Flag", is by rights square.

"The "Stars & Bars" is by rights the First National Flag

So when you ask us for "The Confederate Flag", or "The Battle Flag" or "The Stars & Bars", please bear with us when we ask a few questions to find out exactly which one you want. Our brief questions have prevented loads of folks from ordering a flag they did not want

Confederate Flag: Buy One

Robert E Lee Flag

Robert E. Lee's Headquarters Flag

Alabama Confederate Flag

 

Alabama Confederate Flag

3x5' Printed Polyester

#9686 $19.95 CLOSEOUT LIMITED TO THE FEW WE HAVE IN STOCK

 

South Carolina Confederate Flag

South Carolina Confederate Flag

3x5' Printed Polyester

#9690 $19.95 CLOSEOUT LIMITED TO THE FEW WE HAVE IN STOCK

 

Palmetto Guard Flag

Palmetto Guard Flag

USA/Big Red lapel pin Part# PINBR $1.00 : We only have a couple dozen of these available. They have a metal military clutch pin back; These are jewelry quality with 24-karat gold plating.

11 star first national confederate flag

1st National Confederate Flag 11 Star dyed design

Part# H59 $9.95 $6.95 CLEARANCE PRICE

3x5' Dyed Polyester with heading and grommets

 

Confederate 1st National Flag

 

1st National Confederate Flag 11 Star SEWN design

Part# H59S $49.00

3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

Appliquéd stars and sewn stripes

Click this image to see the appliquéd star

 

Cherokee Braves Flag

Cherokee Braves Flag Embroidered/Appliqued design

Part# H41 $49.00

3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

THE WRITING READS CORRECT ON BOTH SIDES

Click these images to see the beautiful workmanship:

     

 

Big Red Flag

SEWN Big Red Flag Historical Version

Part# H31X $49.00

3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

Click these images to see the beautiful workmanship:

Sewn Big Red Flag Sewn Big Red Flag

Choctaw Braves Flag

Choctaw Braves Flag Embroidered/Appliqued design

Part# H82 $49.00

3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

Click these images to see the beautiful workmanship:

 

 
Van Dorn Flag

Van Dorn Flag Embroidered/Appliquéd design

Part# H89 $49.00

 Appliquéd stars and moon, sewn border

3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

Van Dorn Flag  Van Dorn Flag Van Dorn Flag

Click on these images to enlarge the appliquéd design

 

Terry's Texas Rangers Flag

Terry's Texas Rangers Flag Embroidered/Appliquéd design

Part# H193 $49.00

 Appliquéd star and embroidered letters

3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

Terry's Texas Rangers Flag  Terry's Texas Rangers Flag

Click on these images to enlarge the embroidered and appliquéd design

 

Hardee's Battle Flag

Hardee Battle Flag

Part# H194 $49.00

Appliquéd design 

3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

 

Polk's Battle Flag

Polk's Battle Flag Embroidered/Appliquéd design

Part# H37N $49.00

 Appliquéd stripes and embroidered stars

3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

Polk's Battle Flag Polk's Battle Flag Polk's Battle Flag

Click on these images to enlarge the embroidered and appliquéd design

 

Orleans Rifles

Orleans Rifles

Part # H216 $49.00

3x5'Screen dyed nylon with heading and grommets, single reverse design

 

 

 

 

confederate battle flagConfederate Battle Flag. It would be carried into the fight and used to keep the regiment organized. With it, Generals could hopefully get an overview as to where their regiments were on the field. In the din, smoke and confusion of battle, you could orientate yourself if you could see the battle flag. If you got cut off or if your line was broken, you could "rally 'round the flag". The poor soul who carried the flag was defenseless and was therefore protected by a color guard. Today the color guard is a ceremonial remnant of that former vital squad. Back then it protected the "colors" and the color bearer with deadly force. Before the days of walkie talkies and radios, the battle flag was a vital tool of communication.

Confederate Battle Flag Regulation Sizes

Sleeved Cotton Flags

With SEWN Appliquéd Stars

Sewn Confederate Battle Falg

Click to enlarge; The Confederate Infantry Battle Flag and the Artillery Battle flag have appliquéd stars and sewn stripes

I would not get something this nice to beat up flying outdoors. This is something utterly gorgeous for framing, indoor display, heirloom keepsake, nice weather outdoor display on a front porch where you'll see it up close enough to appreciate the workmanship.

The cotton battle flags are not suitable for use in the rain; Don't get them wet.

These Confederate battle flags have sleeves that you slide a pole through

Appliquéd stars and sewn stripes:

Two Sizes:

Artillery 38x38" Part# CS14 $89.00

Infantry 51x51" Part# CS15 $132.00

The cotton battle flags are not suitable for use in the rain; Don't get them wet.

 

 

 

 

Flags with heading and grommets

Outdoor nylon

CSA Navy Jack, FULLY SEWN Appliqued Stars

Confederate Flag

Click these images to enlarge:

         

CSA Navy Jack, FULLY SEWN Appliquéd Stars

Nylon Finished with heading and grommets   Beautiful workmanship

3x5' NYLON Part#9RN3 $49.00

5x8' NYLON Part# 9RN5 $89.00

6x10' NYLON Part# 9RN6 $129.00

 

 

CSA Navy Jack, FULLY SEWN Appliqued Stars

Heavy Outdoor Polyester: This is our most rugged

Confederate Flag

Appliqued Stars, Sewn Stripes

4x6' Part# 9RI4 $69.00

5x8' Part# 9RI5 $110.00

Confederate Flag  Confederate Flag Click to see the stars on 5x8' size

 

 

 

 Upscale Confederate Battle Flag Indoor Mounted Set for library or office

Click image to enlarge this confederate indoor set

I iron the flag before I build my sets

FOR MATCHING SETS

See also

American and State Flag Floor Stand Sets

Armed Forces Mounted Sets

Religious Indoor Sets

 

#51SET $339.00

This mounted set ships in two cartons. ADD $22 extra shipping/handling to the normal costs shown in the chart on our order form

Complete Mounted Set Includes:

Cotton Infantry Battle Flag 51x51" with grommets      Part# 9BFIG With SEWN Appliquéd Stars; Click here to see the flag itself

#FS1 Endura floor stand, concrete filled with anodized aluminum shell. NO PLASTIC SAND FILLED FLOOR STAND that others may use. Click here to see the floor stand

#WP71 7'x1.25" Oak finish hard wood pole with brass screw joint

#AX1 Brass plated battle axe, NO PLASTIC ORNAMENT

Red cord and tassellc

Confederate Battle Flag set comes assembled and ready to use. You just screw the two pole sections together

CAUTION: CHECK YOUR CEILING CLEARANCE. To fit in my office I have built this set using a 7' pole. You will need almost 8' of ceiling clearance.

Note too that the most common mounted set height uses an 8' pole. If you would like this set with an 8' pole to match another set you have, specify 8' pole and add $6.00. YOU WOULD NEED ALMOST 9' OF CEILING CLEARANCE TO USE AN 8' POLE. If need be you could always saw a few inches off the end of the wooden pole that goes into the floor stand

 

#H96 SOLD OUT The Rock City Guards 27"x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

This flag will not be back as a stock item but it is kept here for the interesting historical information behind it.

A Nashville militia battalion which became part of the 1st Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers.

27"x5'. This unusual size evokes the long narrow scale of the original 3x7'

The Rock City Guards, a Nashville militia battalion became part of the 1st Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers. According to the 11/26/05 posting on Mr. Cannon's web site Vexillarium, "The flag was made in April 1861, after Virginia joined the Confederacy as its 8th state, but before Tennessee formally seceded. Tennessee is represented at the 9th star outside the circle, representing that we weren't in the fold yet, but were on the way. The original flag measures about 3 feet wide and almost 7 feet long, and is in the Tennessee State Museum."

The story of these flags is a story of country and of family. They are symbols of the horrible divide confronting all Americans during The War Between The States. They are symbols of a time when fathers fought sons and brothers fought brothers. They tell the story of where we get the beloved term...Old Glory Click here to see the full story of this pair of father and son flags.

 

 

From: JS Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 8:40 AMT o: 'FLAGGUYS@aol.com'Subject: RE: THANK YOU

Dear Sirs, Thank you for your reply back. Your Great-Great Grandfather was wearing the Southern Cross of Honor, which was probably presented to him by the ladies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). I believe it was during the 1890's the UDC had this medal made to present to as many Confederate Veterans as possible and the UDC was the ONLY authorized organization to do so using this medal. All of the Southern Cross of Honor's were presented to Confederate Vets only by UDC members and if I'm correct 14,000 medals were made and presented to Confederate Vets. You can find a lot more information about this medal on the web just by typing in "Southern Cross of Honor" in the browser section. Hope this helps. JS

Follow up from same writer:. I was mistaken. It was 1900 when the medal came out, 12,500 was the first order and a total of 78,761 medals were presented to Confederate Vets.

Here's another response that agrees with the first writer:

Flag Guys:

The medal your grandpaw is wearing in the picture on your homepage is a United Daughters of the Confederacy "Southern Cross of Honor."

A textual description of the honor can be found at:

http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/udccross.html

Hope this helps!

 

 

Glad to see my NY brethren unashamed to honor their Southron (sic) forebear!Hurrah for the Empire State (from the Magnolia State)! -- JH Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp # XXX, Mississippi

Thanks Pal. Thanks for the great picture. And we followed the second link you gave us and found this information:

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY.SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR DOCUMENTS.SC #2060CARRIER LIBRARY, JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITYCompiled by Scott DeNoon, April 1988

1. PLEASE NOTE: Microfilm #1486 must be used instead of the originals. Microfilm is available in Carrier Library's microform area on the second floor.

SCOPE AND CONTENT This collection consists of 1/2 Hollinger box and 1 oversize folder of records and applications for Shenandoah Valley residents who received the Southern Cross of Honor and the Cross of Military Service from the United Daughters of the Confederacy during the years 1905-1941.

The award, which later became the Cross of Military Service, originated on October 13, 1862 as an act of the Confederate Congress to recognize the courage, valor, and good conduct of officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the Confederate Army. However, due to wartime shortages the medals were unable to be made, but the recipients' names were recorded in an Honor Roll for future reference. The design of the cross used by the UDC was created by Mrs. Alexander S. Erwin in July 1898. It featured a cross with a Confederate battle flag on the face surrounded by a laurel wreath with the inscription "The Southern Cross of Honor." The motto of the Confederate States of America, DEO VINDICE (God Our Vindicator) 1861-1865, and the inscription "From the U.D.C. to the U.C.V." appear on the reverse side. The Southern Cross of Honor and the Cross of Military Service are the two most prestigious honors awarded by the U.D.C.

PROVENANCE The collection was placed on deposit by contract with the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Historical Society. The crosses were awarded to recipients by the Turner Ashby Chapter No. 162.

BIBLIOGRAPHY United Daughters of the Confederacy. "The Southern Cross of Honor: General Information." --Received from the Richmond Office of the UDC. Southern Historical Society. Southern Historical Society Papers. Volume 29, Richmond: Southern Historical Society, 1901.

ORGANIZATION The collection was in no obvious order when it arrived at Carrier Library. It was organized into the following series by type of material and arranged alphabetically by name of veteran within each folder.

Box 1 Series I: Applications Folder 1 Southern Cross of Honor Applications, A-FFolder 2 " " " " , G-LFolder 3 " " " " , M-RFolder 4 " " " " , S-ZFolder 5 Cross of Military Service Applications

Flat Box 1 Series II: OversizeFolder 1 Southern Cross of Honor Recipient Records

 

This guy agrees with the first two guys <<The medal he is wearing is a membership medal of the United Confederate Veterans (UCV). It is based on the Southern Cross of Honor and veterans who were members of a UCV camp wore them. A reunion medal would have a cloth ribbon on it.<<

 

But is seems as though this e mail from our friend "Crutch" Williams at Crutchfield's Currency explains it best:

** Southern Cross of Honor

Information taken from Confederate Currency & Stamps by Claud E. Fuller, 1949. He is considered, still today, the expert on Civil War weapons and specifically the Southern weapons. He was a Yankee that was adopted by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Tennessee Division. He had a section in his book that gives a more complete history on The Southern Cross of Honor. It was at a chapter meeting, Athens (Georgia) UDC later summer 1898 that Mrs. Mary Cobb Erwin presented a resolution to present a belated and much deserved medal to the soldiers and sailors of the South. There are a lot of "Whereas" and "Resolved" in the document. This resolution was presented to the Georgia body and approved October, 1898 and then to the main body UDC for final adoption November, 1899.

Your site, or the site you reference, gives conflicting information. You have "The design of the cross used by the UDC was created by Mrs. Alexander S. Erwin in July 1898." According to Fuller, leading historian of things Confederate and also of the UDC, he says, "The cross was designed by Mrs. S. E. Gabbett, of Atlanta, Georgia". I would believe that Fuller is correct that GABBETT designed the cross and Mrs. Alexander S. Erwin, listed by her familiar name Mary Cobb Erwin, was the one that put forth the resolution in local chapter. Mrs. Erwin was probably the President of that local chapter. I'm sure a more through search of records would give you all the names involved from the Athens UDC chapter, to the Georgia State UDC and finally the national UDC.

"The first presentation to Confederate veterans took place on the Confederate Memorial Day, April 26, 1900, and has since been known as the Southern Cross of Honor." Description: "Bronze cross pattee, bearing in the center a laurel wreath encircling the inscription in four lines, DEO VINDICE 1861 1865. The four arms of the cross inscribed SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR. Reverse, In the center a similar wreath encircling the Confederate battle flag, the four arms of the cross inscribed UNITED DAUGHTERS CONFEDERACY TO THE U.C.V. Suspended from a plain bar, on which the name of the recipient may be engraved."

"About twenty-five hundred crosses were distributed at that time, and since then it has been bestowed upon many thousands of Confederate veterans, and it is still being given to such as are entitled to receive it. In spite of the immense number of crosses that have been distributed, it is almost impossible to obtain a specimen so highly are they valued by those who possess them."

This information was written in 1949. The last U.C.V. meeting was 1952. There were only, I believe, five (5) veterans surviving at that time. One, George Washington Williams, the last to pass, was a cousin of my Grandfather William Richard Williams. I believe there have been some posthumous presentations in the last few years as well.

I passed on your site to a group I belong to recently. One was talking about some flags he purchased off eBay and I told them to check out all your flags. Talk to you later and

Best Regards

Crutch Williams

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