Flag on Other Fields of Battle

Introduced onto southern college campuses, probably via the Kappa Alpha Order (a fraternity and Confederate memorial organization), the flag became a popular symbol at football games by the 1940s.  During World War II, white southern soldiers and sailors displayed it as a symbol of regional identity and pride. 

A Flag for the Navy
Citizens of Mobile, Alabama, present a Confederate flag to be flown from the United States Navy destroyer, John Hood, 1951.ACWM Collection, CMLS Scrapbook

A Flag for FootballUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students cheered on their football team with a Confederate flag, ca. 1951. ACWM Collection, CMLS Scrapbook