I know that some people believe it is very important to highlight misuses of the Confederate battle flag, or, as we’re so often told, “the soldiers’ flag.”
In the words of another blogger, I couldn’t agree more, and nothing could please me more than to highlight two recent examples.
First, take a look at this representation of wartime Richmond, Virginia:
OMG. The Confederate battle flag did not fly above the state house. Rather, it would have been one of the national flags. Wow. What a mistake. But not everyone knows it. We need to teach those people about the proper history of the Confederate battle flag.
And then there is the recent matter of the display of the Confederate battle flag in a “flags that flew over Florida” display in Pensacola, Florida:
No, no, no, no. Again, one of the Confederacy’s national flags might have done the trick, but the CBF never flew over the state. Some Confederate soldiers from Florida may have waived the mighty banner, but, as anyone knows, that’s different.
Thankfully the folks in Pensacola have decided to take down that flag. No word on whether it will be replaced.
People, it’s time that y’all learned the proper way to display the Confederate battle flag. Any questions?