Birthplace of the Confederate Battle Flag

Birthplace of the Confederate Battle Flag (HM4C3)

Location: Fairfax, VA 22030
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.005', W 77° 19.036'

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During the First Battle of Manassas, amid the smoke of combat, troops found it difficult to distinguish between Union and Confederate flags. Generals P.G.T. Beauregard, Joseph E. Johnston and Quartermaster General William L. Cabell met near here in September 1861 and approved the first Confederate battle flag; a square red flag with blue diagonally crossed bars, and 12 stars. This pattern was adapted for use in other battle flags and was incorporated into the Confederate national flag in 1863. Beauregard's headquarters also hosted the 1 Oct. 1861 Fairfax Court House conference, during which Confederate President Davis and his generals plotted strategy.
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HM NumberHM4C3
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Marker NumberB 261
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:25pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298909 N 4302691
Decimal Degrees38.85008333, -77.31726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.005', W 77° 19.036'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 0.30" N, 77° 19' 2.16" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10784-10798 VA-236, Fairfax VA 22030, US
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