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CSA ~ Grunge Flag (1865) by undevicesimus CSA ~ Grunge Flag (1865) by undevicesimus
The Confederate States of America or CSA was a confederacy of seven American slave states which declared their secession from the United States of America upon the election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1860. Four more states joined the CSA after the outbreak of the American Civil War in April 1861. Kentucky and Missouri were also added to the Confederacy, although neither was ever controlled by Confederate forces or officially seceded from the Union. The CSA was never recognised as an independent state and was destroyed by the USA in 1865, after which the seceded states were readmitted into the Union. The first and only Confederate president was Jefferson Davis, the most famous Confederate commander was Robert E. Lee.

The CSA adopted three successive flags during its five years of existence. The first was known as the ‘Stars and Bars’, as opposed to the ‘Stars and Stripes’ of the USA, and consisted of three horizontal bands of red-white-red with thirteen white stars on a blue field in the canton. The flag was replaced with the so-called ‘Stainless Banner’ in 1863; a white field with the famous Confederate battle flag in the canton. This design was modified in the final months of the CSA, in March 1865, adding a red bar on the fly side of the flag and renaming it the ‘Blood-Stained Banner’.


Original excerpt from the Flag Act of 1865:
‘The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, that the flag of the Confederate States shall be as follows: The width two-thirds of its length, with the union (now used as the battle flag) to be in width three-fifths of the width of the flag, and so proportioned as to leave the length of the field on the side of the union twice the width of the field below it; to have the ground red and a broad blue saltier thereon, bordered with white and emblazoned with mullets or five pointed stars, corresponding in number to that of the Confederate States; the field to be white, except the outer half from the union to be a red bar extending the width of the flag.’
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Zarvona Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Artist
Well my oh my, I do declare that is a fine flag, sir. 
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SeaPuppy1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it the left corner is a bit bigger than it originally was, but that's okay.
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OddGarfield Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student
Beautiful, I have this banner hanging in my room.  :D
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is rockin' !
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undevicesimus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
^^
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Haegun Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Important to note that the similarities between the Stars and Stripes and the Star and Bars led to much confusion on the battlefield, prompting the move to the saltire-based flag.
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undevicesimus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I can see how it caused confusion ^^ Didn't know that, though.
I like this version of the CSA flag, personally :) Took me quite a while to create a version that is exactly correct to the formal description given in the CSA Flag Act (cause every version on the internet is wrong in some way :XD:)
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Haegun Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
You'd be surprised at how many of those who sport rebel flags have no clue about the real stars and bars.

Then again, maybe you wouldn't be, LOL.
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:iconundevicesimus:
undevicesimus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haha :D
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EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
The best flag of the CSA. 
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