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The Bonnie Blue Flag was the unofficial banner flag of the Confederate States of America during the start of the Civil War in 1861. The flag consists of a blue field with a single white 5-point star in the center. The flag is similar in appearance to the Republic of West Florida's flag of 1810.
The United States Flag Store carries a variety of Bonnie Blue flags to choose from. For outdoor display, choose a handsome 3-foot by 5-foot nylon or polyester flag. For desktop use, a petite 4-inch by 6-inch flag may be the best option. Our large selection of historical flags ensures you'll find the right flag for all of your needs. Our flags are priced low and ship quickly, so order your Bonnie Blue flag today.
The first recorded use of this lone star flag dates to 1810. On September 11, 1810 a troop of West Florida dragoons set out for the provincial capitol at Baton Rouge under this flag. They were joined by other republican forces and captured Baton Rouge, imprisoned the Governor and on September 23, 1810 raised their Bonnie Blue flag over the Fort of Baton Rouge. Three days later the president of the West Florida Convention, signed a Declaration of Independence and the flag became the emblem of a new republic. By December 10, the flag of the United States replaced the Bonnie Blue after President Madison issued a proclamation declaring West Florida under jurisdiction of the Governor of the Louisiana Territory. With this rebellion in mind, this flag was used by the Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1839.
Shop our Bonnie Blue flags collections at the United States Flag Store. For outdoor display, our 3-foot by 5-foot Bonnie Blue flag with a single star on blue is crafted of sturdy nylon and outfitted with brass grommets to resist fading during outdoor use. The indoor-use Bonnie Blue Confederate flag is made of 100 percent densely woven cotton in a standard 3-foot by 5-foot size. We also carry a 4-inch by 6-inch Bonnie Blue style in flags.
Civil War-era historians know the Bonnie Blue as a flag flown in Mississippi after the state seceded from the Union, inspiring the Confederacy-era song "The Bonnie Blue Flag." However, the Confederate flag with a single star against a deep blue background was first flown to represent the Republic of West Florida in 1810. The flag, which also became known as the Lone Star Flag, was later flown in Texas. The single-star design was eventually incorporated into the Texas flag design in what is still popularly called the Lone Star State.
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