A Collection of Confederate flag proposals I've discovered over the years (Warning: Monster post!)

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This is a collection of Confederate national flag proposals, of which many will be almost entirely forgotten. If you want any identifying, I'll try my best, a number of these flags were submitted anonymously, and thus we know nothing about them other than the date they were submitted.
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I believe the Crescent moon was originally a South Carolinian symbol, after the "Fort Moultrie flag" of 1775, following which it became popular through-out the South, not all flag proposals featuring Crescent moons were submitted from South Carolina.

The crescent ws dominant in South Carolina but was also used on the Coat of Arms for Missouri which is why the 1863-1863 Van Dorn pattern battle flags had that on them.
 

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As a correction to the sheet above showing a number of propsoed CS flags, Nicola Marshcall did NOT design the Confederate First National flag. It was designed by the Committee on Flag and Seal according to its chairman, William Porcher Miles. The master book of letters and drawings for these flags is in the National Archives and you cannot find Marschall's name in that with a search warrant!
 

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As a correction to the sheet above showing a number of propsoed CS flags, Nicola Marshcall did NOT design the Confederate First National flag. It was designed by the Committee on Flag and Seal according to its chairman, William Porcher Miles. The master book of letters and drawings for these flags is in the National Archives and you cannot find Marschall's name in that with a search warrant!

The claim of Marschall, along with the claim of Orren Randolph Smith, is post-war and both are pure rubbish.
 
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Ignore the similar-looking flag in the previous post above, that's a flag I created for a fictional nation of mine, and I can't delete or edit the post now, this is the actual Confederate First National Flag proposal I intended to include
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Here are two new ones, these two were from the series of First National flag proposals submitted by P. J. Anderson of Montgomery, Alabama.

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What is the symbolism of the crescent moon on several of them?
I believe the Crescent moon was originally a South Carolinian symbol, after the "Fort Moultrie flag" of 1775, following which it became popular through-out the South, not all flag proposals featuring Crescent moons were submitted from South Carolina.
I seem to remember that the crescent moon (surrounding a single star) had been used as an antebellum symbol and worn as a badge by the fillibustering Knights of the Golden Circle who advocated or actively sought to annex Cuba as another slave state in the 1850's
 
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Two more that I have recreated.
This first one was a variant of the previous proposal I submitted by P. J. Anderson
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This particular flag proposal was submitted by someone named John G. Gaines, I'm not sure where Gaines came from
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