Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

I Should Have My Grog Stopped for This. . .

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on July 11, 2014

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. . . but I missed an important sesquicentennial Wednesday, the 150th anniversary of the Admiralty Order in Council that established the White Ensign as the sole preserve of the Royal Navy. Prior to 1864, British warships might display any of three different ensigns, based on an archaic system dating back to the Restoration. (Really, don’t ask.)

So while the famous White Ensign had been around for a couple of hundred years before that in one form or another, we’re going to call July 9 the White Ensign’s 150th birthday.

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  1. Barto Arnold said, on July 12, 2014 at 8:50 am

    It’s not THAT bad, Andy. Surely capital punishment is not merited in this case?


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