In honoring our ancestors that served in the Confederate Army, Navy, or Confederate government service, the Sons of Confederate Veterans offer a salute to the Confederate Flag.  When the term Confederate Flag is spoken most people do not realize that there are over 500 known Confederate Flags of different designs.  If someone uses the term Confederate Flag, you might inquire, "Which one."  Below are just a few examples of Confederate Flags. 



Salute to the Confederate Flag

I salute the Confederate Flag

with affection , reverence,

and undying devotion to

the Cause for which it stands.



40th Mississippi Infantry

Bonnie Blue

Cherokee Braves


Confederate Revenue Service

Choctaw Brigade

Sons of Erin, 10th

Tennessee Inf.


First Navel Jack

Department of East Tennessee

Gen. Dabney Maury's HQ Flag


Georgia Battle Flag

Gen. Hardee's Corp.

Army of Tenn.

3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry


Florida State Flag
1861 pattern

Early in 1861, the Florida legislature passed an act directing Governor Madison S. Perry to adopt "an appropriate device for a State flag which shall be distinctive in character." On September 13, 1861, the governor reported that the new state flag had been deposited in his office, and the secretary of state recorded a description of Florida's first official state flag. Whether the flag was ever raised over the capitol or on the battlefield is unknown. This illustration is based on the written description.



Secession Banner
Even before Florida left the Union in January 1861, unofficial secession flags were flying in many parts of the state. A group from Duval County called "the Ladies of Broward's Neck" presented this flag to Governor Madison Starke Perry. The flag bore the motto "The Rights of the South at All Hazards!" and was displayed at the Florida capitol when the Ordinance of Secession was signed on January 11, 1861.
(Collections of the Museum of Florida History)






Colonel Chase's Lone-Star flag
In mid-January 1861, Colonel William H. Chase, the commander of Florida troops in Pensacola who were loyal to the South, raised this lone star emblem as the state's provisional military flag. Colonel Chase's soldiers had seized the federal navy yard in Pensacola during the crisis preceding the outbreak of the Civil War. The flag bears the same design as that used by the navy of the Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1845.


Mississippi Magnolias

Missouri Battle Flag

Palmetto Guards






Quantrill's Flag

Gen. Leonidas Polk's Corps

Terry's Texas Rangers


Gen. Robert E. Lee's HQ Flag

Army of Northern Virginia

Louisiana Secession Flag


North Carolina Secession Flag

Second Naval Jack

South Carolina


First National Flag

"Stars and Bars"

Second National Flag

Third National Flag