The Second National Flag 
"The Stainless Banner"


On February 22, 1862, a Permanent Confederate Congress was seated. This Congress adopted a second national flag. Its  is sometimes referred to as the "Stainless Banner" because of its solid white field. The first flag made in this design was sent by Confederate President Jefferson Davis to enfold the body of General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA, who had just died after receiving wounds at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863 and died of pneumonia on 10 May. Thus, it is also known as the "Jackson Flag".The Southern civilians were also generally unhappy with the similarity between the northern and southern flags. The Second National Flag became official on 1 May 1863. But the new design still caused problems on the battlefields, because the commanders said it looked too much like a flag of surrender.

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