Nickname for confederate battle flag?

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If you mean the most well known of the Confederate flags (red background with 13 white stars on navy blue, piped white diagonal stripes) I think it was just called 'the battle flag' - The Confederates had to introduce this new design part way into the civil war because their earlier flag 'the stars and bars' looked too much like the Union 'stars and stripes' - causing confusion in the smoke of battle! The Confederates had three official 'national flags' preceded by an unofficial one called 'the bonnie blue flag' which was a sigle white star on black background - i.e. the south under one star. The 3 national flags were 'the stars and bars' 'the stainless banner' and the 'third national flag' - these either looked too much like the Union flag - or in the case of the 'stainless' had so much white that they looked like a flag of surrender! hence the introduction of 'the Battle flag'
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