My Confederate flag collection

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This is my Confederate flag collection, what do you think of it so far?

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Quite a collection! Thanks for sharing! I've not seen that version that looks like the French Tri-color. Can you tell me more abut it?
That's the Ensign of the Confederate States Revenue Service/Confederate Revenue Cutter Service (I don't know which name was official, though I usually use the former), a relatively small service which collected import duties from foreign ships and combated smugglers, that particular design flew as the ensign of the revenue ship Robert McClellan.

The flag was adopted the 10th of April, 1861 (coincidently, that's my birthday), and was designed by Dr. H. P. Capers of South Carolina, Capers arranged the Bars of the Stars and Bars vertically, as in the US Revenue Service ensign, and got rid of one of the bars, resulting in this design, three Confederate States Revenue Service ensigns are known to still exist.
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That's the Ensign of the Confederate States Revenue Service/Confederate Revenue Cutter Service (I don't know which name was official, though I usually use the former), a relatively small service which collected import duties from foreign ships and combated smugglers, that particular design flew as the ensign of the revenue ship Robert McClellan.

The flag was adopted the 10th of April, 1861 (coincidently, that's my birthday), and was designed by Dr. H. P. Capers of South Carolina, Capers arranged the Bars of the Stars and Bars vertically, as in the US Revenue Service ensign, and got rid of one of the bars, resulting in this design, three Confederate States Revenue Service ensigns are known to still exist.
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Thanks for your response and belated Happy Birthday!
 

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Ebay, Amazon, custom made flag sites

It'll be pretty hard to come by on Ebay and Amazon today.

My first Confederate Battle Flag I ever bought was made by the Ruffin Flag Company in Washington, Georgia; and I bought it off eBay from some good ole boy in Marietta, Georgia in 2007! Something that won't happen today.

I've since bought direct from third party, private sellers like Cooter's Dukes of Hazzard Museum in Nashville. The Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth. Shiloh Tours in Pittsburg Landing, TN. Confederate Memorial Hall Museum in New Orleans. louisianarebel.com in Homer, LA. And flagguys.com which is run by a couple of SCV members in New Windsor, NY.

So as far as Confederate flag makers today go, you have:

Ruffin Flag Company (Washington, GA)
Alabama Flag and Banner (Huntsville, AL)

Those two still produce the best quality, American made stuff, especially the latter if you have the money for it. Cooters, the TCWM and Louisiana Rebel all sell Ruffin products.
 

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Very beautiful flag! I have my eye on some others, namely the George P. Gilliss flag, the one in my avatar, I have an 1861 Mississippi Magnolia state flag and a South Carolina Sovereignty-Secession flag on their way, I'll post them here when they arrive.
 

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That's the Ensign of the Confederate States Revenue Service/Confederate Revenue Cutter Service (I don't know which name was official, though I usually use the former), a relatively small service which collected import duties from foreign ships and combated smugglers, that particular design flew as the ensign of the revenue ship Robert McClellan.

The flag was adopted the 10th of April, 1861 (coincidently, that's my birthday), and was designed by Dr. H. P. Capers of South Carolina, Capers arranged the Bars of the Stars and Bars vertically, as in the US Revenue Service ensign, and got rid of one of the bars, resulting in this design, three Confederate States Revenue Service ensigns are known to still exist.
Flag of the Confederate States Revenue Service

Hello,

One of the ships that accompanied the CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads flew a Revenue Ensign based on period newspaper reports of a "French flag" flying from one of the ships in her escort.

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Hello,

One of the ships that accompanied the CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads flew a Revenue Ensign based on period newspaper reports of a "French flag" flying from one of the ships in her escort.

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How interesting, I've never heard of that before.
 
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Here's a few new flags I own, and a video of one I have coming.
This is my South Carolina Sovereignty Flag, which was one of the flags flown by South Carolina to celebrate her secession in December, 1860, this flag also served as inspiration for William Porcher Miles' original concept for his flag, until his Jewish friend suggested changing the St. George's Cross to a Saltier, I imagine Miles' original battle flag would look a little like the Battle Flag of Polk's Corps, except with a blue cross on a red background.
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This is my 1861 Republic of Mississippi State Flag, this was the flag chosen by Mississippi to be her official state flag after she seceded in early 1861 and declared herself the "Republic of Mississippi".
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This morning I ordered a custom made flag, the "Sibley Flag", the battle flag of General Henry Hopkins Sibley's Army of New Mexico.
A painting of the Battle of Glorieta Pass, 26th-28th March, 1862, the Standard Bearer is carrying a "Sibley Flag"
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The "Sibley Flag" flying to "The Bonnie Blue Flag".
 
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Hello,

One of the ships that accompanied the CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads flew a Revenue Ensign based on period newspaper reports of a "French flag" flying from one of the ships in her escort.

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I've since found evidence that this ship could've been the CSS Beaufort, a gunboat which served the North Carolina Navy before being turned over to the Confederate States Navy in September, 1861, by February, 1862 she was serving with Commodore William F. Lynch's Mosquito Fleet in defence of Roanoke Island, during the Battle of Roanoke Island of the 7th-8th of February, 1862, Beaufort caused confusion when she unveiled her Revenue Service ensign (Despite being a squadron of the CSN, Lynch's squadron appear to have used Revenue Service ensigns, Lynch's flagship, the CSS Seabird flew this flag as her command flag):
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There was apparently confusion due to the idea that the French were entering the battle, there were French ships moored in the harbour.

Over a month later Beaufort served as a tender to the CSS Virginia, seems like a pretty safe bet to me that she was the ship the newspaper report is referring to.
 
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