Confederacy's First Battle Flag, The: The Story of the Southern Cross

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Who actually designed the first Confederate flag? Initially produced without permission or guidance from the Confederate government, the first St. Andrew's Cross battle flags were stitched in secret by a group of Virginian women. The flag was obviously a military necessity, as it unified the troops under an identifiable banner. This striking design was quickly adopted as an official banner. Illustrations depict the creation of the celebrated flag as it evolved through a series of designs. The symbol of a proud people, the story of this flag will inspire all true Southerners.

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Amid the dust and smoke of the First Battle of Manassas, Confederate and Union forces fought and died as commanders rallied them to their banners. The battle was bloody and sobering. In the aftermath, Confederate generals realized the confusion caused by the visual similarities between the Stars and Bars and the Union flag on the crowded battlefield. To avoid such chaos and heavy casualties in the future, Gens. P. G. T. Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston commissioned a battle flag-without the knowledge or permission of the Confederate government.

This incisive text brings to light the fascinating story behind the myth of the Confederacy's most enduring symbol. With meticulous research, author Kent Masterson Brown reveals the woman who sewed the first battle flag: Mary Henry Lyon Jones, not the Cary cousins as was previously believed. Brown, an award-winning documentarian, traces the historical record through personal letters, official documents, and long-hidden photographs, many of which have not been published previously. This groundbreaking book reveals the true events of the creation of the Southern Cross.

Brown has authored several Civil War titles and was appointed by Pres. George H. W. Bush to serve as the first chairman of the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission. He earned his JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1974 and practiced law for almost forty years. He is the president and content developer for Witnessing History, LLC, for whom he writes, hosts, and produces documentaries. Brown lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his family.

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Kent Masterson Brown received his JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1974 and practiced law for thirty-seven years. In addition to authoring several Civil War titles, Brown is the president and content developer for Witnessing History, LLC, for which he has written, hosted, and produced award-winning documentaries. Appointed by Pres. George H. W. Bush, he served as the first chairman of the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission. Brown currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and children.

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