History Of The Confederate Flag.

Yep. We are going there. In light of controversies over the so called “Confederate Flag,” (which was actually the flag used on battlefields and did not signify a “national flag,”) we thought it would be good to take a look at the actual history of the flags of the Confederate States of America.

This segment is part of a longer broadcast by CSPAN in their American History: American Artifacts Series. In this case, they visit the “Confederate White House.”

While we are not endorsing the Confederacy or the use of the battle flag by some groups today, we are endorsing the idea that people should learn history otherwise, we are “doomed to repeat it.”

White House of the Confederacy

During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,” the residence was saved from demolition in 1896 and since 1988 has been restored to it’s wartime appearance. American History TV visited to learn about the Mexican War veteran and U.S. Senator who became leader of the Confederate States of America. Our tour guide is Dean Knight of the Museum of the Confederacy, a non-profit organization which owns and operates the White House.

4 Responses to “History Of The Confederate Flag.”

  1. Percy says:

    Hadn’t seen the video before and found it interesting, nice to actually hear the real story behind the ‘confederate flag’. I found his statement about most of the meaning society now attaches to this flag came years after the end of the civil war. I have always been proud to consider myself a southerner and felt that flag represented southern pride. Those that supported slavery and racism were ignorant whether they came from the north or south. I’ve felt for years that Hollywood is responsible for giving the confederate battle flag a bad name by hanging it in the background every time they show a scene depicting a bunch of neo-nazis or ignorant racist. I’m from the south and proud of it, I despise racism and believe all people should be treated the same under the law regardless of skin color. Shame on Hollywood and others trying to attach meaning to a flag that wasn’t there when it was created or used in battle and thanks for the history lesson video.

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  3. John says:

    You have always been proud yo be a southerner ? Even when the 60s civil rights marchers were bitten by police dogs?

    • AAfterwit says:


      Thank you for the comment.

      On other blogs, you have proclaimed how proud you are to be north of the Mason-Dixon line.

      Were you proud of that given the race riots in the North?

      As a Democrat, are you proud the police used dogs in the South because of Democratic leadership and laws?

      As a person north of the Mason Dixon line, are you proud of the large number of racial incidents in your state?

      Two can play the same game you want to play.

      A. Afterwit.

  4. Frances says:

    Thank you for the flag video; the video flag presentation was excellent.

    My family tree indicates my great great great great great grandparents were involved in two major historical events, i.e., the American Revolution and the Confederacy.

    Our great country has some fantastic history, good and bad things have happened during the country’s growing years. While we still have good and bad events to unfold our history should not be forgotten.