Confederate Flag

Confederate Flag (HM12LO)

Location: Wichita, KS 67202 Sedgwick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 41.392', W 97° 20.653'

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Bicentennial Flag Memorial

As secession swept the South, various state banners were created to symbolize the "independence" movement. Soon the Confederacy found it necessary, however, to adopt an appropriate "national" flag. The first was the famous Stars and Bars. During the Battle of Bull Run it was found that this Confederate Banner looked too much like the Stars and Stripes.

After some experimentation, the Battle Flag, or Southern Cross, became the best known and generally recognized symbol of the South until April 9, 1865 when the war was over. Lincoln's prophecy on the divided nation had come true. "I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other."

On April 14, 1865, the Stars and Stripes were ceremoniously raised once again over the South. Ironically, the event commanded little public press, for a few hours later Abraham Lincoln was assassinated as he sat in the President' s box at the Ford['s] Theater in Washington.
HM NumberHM12LO
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Placed ByCity of Wichita and Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 645988 N 4172695
Decimal Degrees37.68986667, -97.34421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.392', W 97° 20.653'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 23.52" N, 97° 20' 39.18" W
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Area Code(s)316
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 371 N Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, US
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