The final national flag of the Confederacy, flown as it
neared its end, the Third Confederate Flag features the Battle
Flag in the upper left corner, with a vertical red stripe
on the right side. This is a modified version of the
Second Confederate National Flag, which had only the Battle
Flag on a plain white field. The “Bloody Stripe” was
added to differentiate the flag from the white flag of surrender
and prevent further confusion on the battlefield.